25 insightful quotes about money

Managing your finances can be a minefield and sometimes it’s difficult to know where to turn for advice. At Gallivan Financial, we’re committed to always pointing you in the right direction but every now and then it does no harm to look to the past and see what some of the world’s greatest minds had to say on the matter. Here are 25 insightful quotes about wealth and success.

1. Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. – Epictetus

2. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

3. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

4. 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

5. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn

6. It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. ­– Henry Ford

7. Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. – J. Paul Getty

8. If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. – George Bernard Shaw

9. I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died. – Malcolm Forbes

10. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs

11. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson

12. Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas. – Paul Samuelson

13. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs

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

15. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

16. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. – Mark Twain

17. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon

18. If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters. – Chris Guillebeau

19. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

20. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

21. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

22. When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company? – Rene Rivkin

23. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt

24. Fortune sides with him who dares. – Virgil

25. My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil. – JP Getty

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