People who value money, beauty, and popularity more than they value intimacy, growth, and community contribution really look a lot less mentally healthy and are a lot more unhappy.
—Kennon M. Sheldon (b. 1959)
Money often costs too much.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.
—Epicurus (341 BC–270 BC)
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
—Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
—Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)
Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
—Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
A man’s bank account doesn’t indicate whether he is rich or poor. It is the heart that makes a man rich. A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
—Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887)
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
—Ruth Smeltzer (b. 1961)
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.—Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
—Princess Elizabeth Bibesco (1897–1945)
It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834–1892)
[Money] is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
—Billy Graham (b. 1918)