Financial Quotes

Thursday, June 30, 2005
By: Matthew Doucette

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“A fool and his money are soon parted.” - unknown

“A rich man is one with knowledge, happiness and his health.” - Lonnie "Common" Lynn

“Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” - Honore de Balzac

“Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff.” - Will Rogers, 1879-1935

“Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes little sense for those who know what they're doing.” - Warren Buffet

“Doing more and more with less and less is one form of being generous. In fact, the easiest way to become rich is by being generous.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“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

“Finding your entrepreneurial spirit and making it strong is more important than the idea or business you are developing.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“God gave me my money. I believe the power to make money is a gift from God... to be developed & used to the best of our ability for the good of mankind. Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is my duty to make money & still more money & to use the money I make for the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my conscience.” - John D. Rockefeller, 1905, 1839-1937, the richest man of all time, worth $200 billion (in 2001 USD)

“Greed is wanting something for nothing.” - M.D.

“I am successful because I have always been a tortoise. I did not come from a rich family. I was not smart in school. I did not finish school. I am not particularly talented. Yet, I am far richer than most people simply because I did not stop.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“I came here with nothing, with maybe a hundred bucks in my pocket and had to get a job. And these wealthy people who had made their money themselves, I worked for. It did show me what could be achieved in America, what’s possible if you have some vision to take big risks.” - Mark Burnett

“I cannot afford to waste my time making money.” - Louis Agassiz

“I had a dollar. I had a friend. I gave my dollar to my friend. Now I have no dollar and have no friend.” - unknown

“I'd rather be rich and unhappy then poor and unhappy.” - unknown

“If money is the root of all evil, then why to churches beg for it?” - unknown

“If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” - Warren Buffet

“If rewards do not work, what does? I recommend that employers pay workers well and fairly and then do everything possible to help them forget about money. A preoccupation with money distracts everyone -- employers and employees -- from the issues that really matter.” - Alfie Kohn

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” - unknown

“If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.” - Aristotle Onassis

“If you are not happy while getting rich, chances are that you will not be happy when you do get rich.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“If you can take advantage of a situation in some way, it's your duty as an American to do it.” - C. Montgomery Burns, The Simpsons

“If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.” - unknown

“If you must work for money, find a way to work and be happy. That is financial intelligence.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” - unknown

“If you want to know what a man is really like, make notice how he acts when he loses money.” - Proverb

“If you want to make money, go where the money is.” - Kennedy

“In most cases, when people make more money, they get deeper in debt. This is why money alone does not make you rich.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” - Warren Buffett

“Investing is simple, but not easy.” - Warren Buffet, interview on CNBC with Maria

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” - Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. American novelist and polemicist, 1878-1968

“It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary be rich.” - Alan Alda

“It's hard enough to make money that you can't do it by accident. Unless it's your first priority, it's unlikely to happen at all.” - Paul Graham, Why Smart People Have Bad Ideas

“It's just paper - all I own is a pickup truck and a little Wal-Mart stock.” - Sam Walton, 1918-1992, Was second richest man in world

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Money isn't everything, but it's right up there with oxygen.” - unknown

“Money may not buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.” - unknown

“Money's only important when you don't have any.” - Sting

“Most investors say "Don't take risks." The rich investor takes risks.” - Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad's Guide To Investing

“No one can earn a million dollars honestly.” - William Jennings Bryan

“Nothing's free.” - unknown

“Our favourite holding period is forever.” - Warren Buffet

“People with low financial literacy standards are often unable to take their ideas and create assets out of them.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“Plan for the unplanned and you'll level out the ups and downs of your financial roller coaster.” - Jesse Mechum,

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” - Aristotle

“Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty.” - Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

“Real wealth can only increase.” - Fuller

“Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.” - Samuel Johnson

“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” - Warren Buffet

“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.” - Warren Buffet

“Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.” - Rita Rudner

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - Warren Buffet

“Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 25. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.” - Warren Buffet

“The aim in life is not to die rich. It is to spend as much money as you can afford.” - Harry Triguboff, Chief executive of Meriton Apartments, Net Worth: $1.3 billion, Age: 71

“The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.” - Sir Henry Taylor

“The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” - Miguel de Cervantes

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” - Apostle Paul

“The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what the task may be. This is a habit followed by all successful people since the beginning of time. Therefore I saith the surest way to doom yourself to mediocrity is to perform only the work for which you are paid.” - Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author & Speaker

“The primary reason in starting a business part-time is not so much to make a product great. The real reason for starting a part-time business is to make you a great businessperson.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“The rich man wants it, does the required work, and achieves it. The poor man wants it, does NOT do the required work, and does not achieve it. They both believe they deserve it. Who is greedier?” - M.D.

“The value of assets often increases exponentially while the value of your labor only increases incrementally.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“There's plenty of money out there.They print more and more of it every day. But that ticket? There are only five of them, and that's all there's ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?” - Grandpa George, convincing Charlie not to sell the golden ticket; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2006)

“Time is money.” - unknown

“Too many of us are spending money we haven't earned to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't like.” - unknown

“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” - Warren Buffet

“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy, and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” - Warren Buffet

“What good is money if you can't inspire terror in your fellow man?” - C. Montgomery Burns, The Simpsons

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” - Billy Graham

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” - Warren Buffet

“You can take of a man's money, but when it's all said and done, you've only taken his money. When you take of a man's time, you've taken a part of his life.” - Wayne Newton

“You cannot motivate the best people with money. Money is just a way to keep score. The best people in any field are motivated by passion.” - Eric S. Raymond

“You can't bleed a stone.” - unknown

“You can't get blood from a stone.” - unknown

“You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.” - P. J. O'Rourke


About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.