When you think about your finances, it can be quite inspirational, interesting, and even funny to research the opinions of famous thinkers. 

We’ve outlined below some of our favourite financial quotes. What's your favourite?

We hope they bring some light heartedness during these challenging times and may even help you change your attitude towards money in a positive way.

"Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy."
Spike Milligan

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
Benjamin Franklin.

“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.”
Jonathan Swift.

“A man is rich in proportion to the things he can afford to let alone.”
Henry David Thoreau.

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
Maya Angelou.

“Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.”
Erich Fromm.

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
Pablo Picasso.

“When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.”

“Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.”
Carl Sandburg.

“It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.”
Oscar Wilde.

“What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.”

“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.”
Warren Buffett.

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.”
William Shakespeare.

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.”
Ronald Reagan.

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

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

“Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.”

“He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all”.
Eleanor Roosevelt.

“The way to stop financial joyriding is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.”
Woodrow Wilson.

“I pity that man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth shall starve in the process.”
Benjamin Harrison.

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

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin.

“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

If you think you might want to discuss the spirit or humour of any of the above quotes, please feel free to contact your usual Dentons Wealth Independent Financial Adviser.