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10 Hard-hitting quotes on the realities of money


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Cerith Gardiner - published on 06/17/22

These pearls of wisdom should help you put life in perspective.

There are so many familiar sayings in which we’re reminded that “money doesn’t lead to happiness.” However, no matter how many times we hear them, making money can still be the driving force in our lives, especially with all those little extras out there tempting us to buy them.

Of course it’s important to be able to provide for our families, give to others and save for the future, yet money doesn’t need to take over our very existence. So to help you keep things in perspective and focus on what’s truly important, here are a selection of quotes from famous people, including philosophers, entrepreneurs, and even a first lady:

Money doesn’t change men. It merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish, or arrogant, or greedy, the money brings it out; that’s all.” – Henry Ford


Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” – Benjamin Franklin


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

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


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” – Seneca

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