I have made many millions, but they have bought me no happiness. I would barter them all for the days I sat on an office stool in Cleveland and counted myself rich on three dollars a week.
— John D. Rockefeller
Integrity, good health, family and friends are worth more than anything money can buy.
— Robert Dedman
Many a man has found the acquisition of wealth only a change, not an end, of miseries.
The rich woman doesn’t know who her true friends are.
The more money you have, the more problems you have. I went from having no money to making comparatively a lot and all I’ve had are problems. Life was simpler when I had no money, when I just barely survived.
Always a little more.
— John D. Rockefeller, on how much money it takes to satisfy a person
I bet you’re all wondering what it’s like to be a billionaire. It’s disappointing really.
— John Andrews
There is a burden of care in getting riches; fear in keeping them; temptation in using them; guilt in abusing them; sorrow in losing them; and a burden of account at last to be given concerning them.
— Matthew Henry
Where did it all go?
— David Feherty, on achieving £1 million in career earnings
Money can do much good, as well as bad, but it cannot buy a rich life. Balance, humor, giving, living, loving, laughing, learning, time-budgeting, having integrity, being nice, working hard and playing even harder all equate to a richness beyond dollars and cents.
— Robert Dedman
Frugality is a handsome income.
— Desiderius Erasmus
By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
Frugality makes a poor man rich.
Without frugality few can become rich, and with it few would become poor.
— Samuel Johnson
There’s a fine line between being frugal with your money and being a tightwad. What ultimately separates the two is attitude and motivation. Frugal people save money because they think it can be used better in other areas of their budget. Tightwads save money because they’re reluctant to let it go.
— Larry Burkett
Many a rich father wishes he knew how to give his sons the hardships that made him rich.
— Robert Frost
I feel sorry for rich kids now because they’re never going to have the opportunity I had. I don’t think I could have done it if I hadn’t had the tough days to begin with.
— Ben Hogan
Teaching consists of causing people to go into situations from which they cannot escape, except by thinking. Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
— Robert Heinlein
When I hear my friends say they hope their children don’t have to experience the hardships they went through – I don’t agree. Those hardships made us what we are. You can be disadvantaged in many ways, and one way may be not having had to struggle.
— William Batten
If we spoon-feed our children healthy doses of enrichment, but don’t give them time to struggle, to be frustrated, and to fail, they are not likely to put their fledgling talents to full use down the road. They need the time and space to experiment, to be bored, to plan and rehearse their ideas and put them into action.
— Dr. Paul Donahue
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.
— Daniel Webster
I remember those happy days and often wish I could speak into the ears of the dead the gratitude which was due to them in life and so ill-returned.
— Gwyn Thomas
Remember the wonderful blessings that come to you each day from the hands of a generous God, and forget the irritations that would detract from your happiness.
— William Ward
Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. It will change your perspective of your day and your life.
— Oprah Winfrey
About ninety percent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety percent that are right and ignore the ten percent that are wrong.
— Dale Carnegie
When you’re a giver, your life is rich – full of laughter, enjoyment and generosity.
— Robert Dedman
The riches we impart are the only wealth we shall always retain.
— Matthew Henry
If you share your money, you’ll always have enough. And if you don’t, you’ll never have enough.
— Chi Chi Rodriguez
As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.
— Victor Hugo
I have found that when I gave to and shared with others, I almost always ended up helping myself. I got a better understanding of who I was, and my life improved as a result.
— Earl Woods
Riches enlarge, rather than satisfy appetite.
— Thomas Fuller
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
— Proverbs 15:16
Don’t trade the very stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.
— Rita Brown
Somewhere along the line, people motivated only by money lose the edge.
— Jeremy McGrath
My significance, my security, aren’t tied up in how well I play golf, whether I’m number one on the money list or 65th or 180th. This life is a short period of time, and we’re just passing through. So you sure don’t want your treasure to be down here.
— Rick Fehr