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80 Financial Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire Your Money Moves

Are you looking for financial inspiration? These financial motivational quotes will inspire a change in your money moves.

I’m not scared to admit that there are times when I worry about my money. Am I making the right decisions? Do I have enough saved so that I can quit the rat race? How will I survive during retirement? As people just peopling and trying to live our lives, these are valid questions that deserve answers. However, I’ve realised that overthinking can cause more harm than good and I should focus my energy on my efforts, keep pushing and do my calculations from time to time.

To stay grounded and motivated day to day, I write a motivational quote or Bible verse in my daily planner. I started this practice a couple years ago and it’s a much-needed pick me up when I feel depressed. These quotes allow me to set the tone for the day with positivity, especially when I have to deal with not-so-nice people. At times, depending who I come into contact with, I forget all about those quotes. But most days, my mind thanks me for that bit of motivational goodness.

Financial Motivational Quotes

So, these financial motivational quotes are going to help you to do the same when it comes to your finances. There has been so much uncertainty with jobs and economies, that at times I really don’t know if we’re coming or going. What I’ve noticed is that many people who are facing financial hardships use the good things in their lives (like their children and their families) to keep them motivated, grounded and hopeful that things will get better.

1. “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J. Walker

2. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand

3. “More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.” – Roger Babson

4. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” – Norman Vincent Peale

5. “Financial security and independence are like a three-legged stool resting on savings, insurance and investments.” – Brian Tracy

6. “There is nothing wrong with changing a plan when the situation has changed.” – Seneca

7. “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” – George Lorimer

8. “But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington

9. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

10. “Money, like emotions, is something you must control to keep your life on the right track.” – Natasha Munson

11. “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” – Edmund Burke

12. “It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.” – Charles Jaffe

13. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.” – Thomas Jefferson

14. “It’s better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” ― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

15. “There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” – Marlene Dietrich

16. “Earn with your mind, not your time.” – Naval Ravikant

17. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

18. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

19. “Belief in oneself and knowing who you are … that’s the foundation for everything great.” – Jay-Z

20. “Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch

21. “Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.” – Will Rogers

22. “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” – Benjamin Franklin

23. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato

24. “Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.” – Frank A. Clark

25. “There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

26. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou

27. “If you want to be financially free, you need to become a different person than you are today and let go of whatever has held you back in the past.” – Robert Kiyosaki

28. “Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.” – Haruki Murakami

29. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

30. “Remember that the only purpose of money is to get you what you want, so think hard about what you value and put it above money.” – Ray Dalio

31. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

32. “Success is not the result of making money; earning money is the result of success – and success is in direct proportion to our service.” – Earl Nightingale

33. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

34. “The fools in life want things fast and easy – money, success, attention.” – Robert Greene

35. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

36. “There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money.” – Alan Watts

37. “Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. it’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.” – Mitch Albom

38. “Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.” – George Orwell

39. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

40. “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” – Japanese proverb

41. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

42. “It’s simple arithmetic: “Your income can grow only to the extent you do”. – T. Harv Eker

43. “No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds.” – Cyril Ramaphosa

44. “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” – Henry Ford

45. “Never ever chase money. You should chase success, because with success money follows.” – Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

46. “If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.” – Kim Garst

47. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

48. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

49. Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time.”- Snoop Dogg

50. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton

51. Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

52. “The more you learn, the more you earn.” – Warren Buffett

53. “If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.” – Russell Simmons

54. “Stop buying things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even like.” – Suze Orman

55. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

56. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick

57. “Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – Beyoncé

58. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar

59. “You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” Dave Ramsey

60. “To have a successful career, you have to approach it as an entrepreneur, even if you are working for someone else. Your career is your own private business. You have to market yourself and your abilities and knowledge just as you would a product or service.” – Earl G. Graves Sr.

61. “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

62. “The difference between succeeding and failing is consistency.” – Don Connelly

63. “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” – Cicely Tyson

64. “You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.” – Tennessee Williams

65. “Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself and about yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

66. “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” – Earl Wilson

67. “I want the finer things in my life, so I hustle.” – 50 Cent

68. “Money doesn’t talk, it swears.” – Bob Dylan

69. “Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin

70. “Money moves from those who do not manage it to those who do.” – Dave Ramsey

71. “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – P.T. Barnum

72. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Lolly Daskal

73. “I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.” – Eminem

74. “He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

75. “Money trees is the perfect place for shade.”- Kendrick Lamar

76. “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” – Anonymous

77. “It’s easy to say you don’t care about money when you have plenty of it.” – Ransom Riggs

78. “They say time is money, but really, it’s not. If we ever go broke, time is all we got.” – J. Cole

79. “Frugality includes all the other virtues.” – Cicero

80. “A goal Is just a dream with a deadline.” – Drake

I hope that these quotes will provide some type of financial positivity for whoever is in a money rut and desperately seeking a sign that something better is on its way.

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