by Steve Scott

People love quotes from celebrities. Sometimes those quotes are brilliant and sometimes they are amusing.  And sometimes they are neither…  Here is a small collection of some of the best sayings by politicians, entertainers, and philosophers on the subject of money.

“Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

“For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.” – The Beatles

“Money is like a sixth sense – and you can’t make use of the other five without it.” – William Somerset Maugham

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

“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.” – Helen Gurley Brown

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen

“Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” – Jackie Mason

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

“If you want to know what God thinks about money, just look at the people He gives it to.” – Dorothy Parker

“It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white… The only color that really matters is green.” – “The Family Guy”

“Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” – Rebecca Johnson

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

“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.” – Kin Hubbard

“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” – H. L. Mencken

“You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren’t allowed to be normal.” – Johnny Depp

“It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.” – Kin Hubbard

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope

“Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing?  They’re broke their entire lives.  But they get through.  You know why dogs have no money?  No Pockets.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“Money is the best deodorant.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” – Groucho Marx


Steve Scott is a Senior Financial Advisor with Manchester Financial, an Investment Counsel/Wealth Management firm located in Westlake Village. For more information call 805-495-4405.

This material is provided for general and educational purposes only, and is not legal, tax or investment advice. For each strategy or option mentioned, there are detailed tax rules that must be followed.