From our country's founding fathers to today's iconic pop stars, people have made thought-provoking statements about money. Some are wise. Others are funny. A few are a little zany, but still spot-on.
For a shot of inspiration, engage your brain with these 17 quotes. Decide for yourself whether the authors' words are worth applying to your own life.
#1: "Lack of money is the root of all evil." - George Bernard Shaw
#2: "It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow." -Aesop
#3: "Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt." -Sammy Davis, Jr.
#4. "So many people talk about their investments or how much money they have but there's so many rich people who spend a lot of that trying to buy a piece of happiness." - Kanye West
#5: "Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." -Warren Buffett
#6:"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
#7: "If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting." - Ben Franklin
#8: "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
#9: "My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." - Steve Jobs
#10: "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." - Warren Buffet
#11: "So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?" - Ayn Rand
#12: "It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then." - Antonio Banderas
#13: "Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." - Will Smith
#14: "I call people rich when they're able to meet the requirements of their imagination."-Henry James
#15: "Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand." - Aphra Behn
#16: "Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work." - Robert Orben
#17: "If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours." — Ray Kroc
Which of these famous quotes is your favorite? Write it prominently on your bathroom mirror or stick a note on your dashboard so you can repeat it for ongoing inspiration. Share this article with friends, and tweet your own original quote to @CoosaValleyCU. If we like it, we'll retweet it to inspire others!
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