Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like. –Will Rogers
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. –Jonathan Swift
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. –Epictetus
Money often costs too much. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each. –Christopher Rice
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. –David Feherty
Frugality includes all the other virtues. –Cicero
I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. –Steve Martin
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. –Benjamin Franklin
People have strange conceptions about money. When we don’t have it, we often believe that money will make us happier. When we do have money, however, we tend to want more.People say money can’t buy happiness, but they forgot that poverty buys nothing. Money can’t help you get friends. It can’t help you find a wife or husband. Money can’t help you find a better friend.
You don’t have to be rich to be happy. Cliche maybe, but also true.
Rich people are not automatically happy, and one of the reasons why is that having more is actually harder than having less.
But hold on. I don’t mean to say that money is totally evil. When I was new to Canada as a student I lived on canned food, I could not afford nutritious food. Every time I had pizza it was a huge treat for me. During those days I LONGED for extra cash in my hands. So my friends, money is not totally all bad.
Money is important because having money means that you will not be destitute. It means that you are not dependent on being employed, living paycheck to paycheck, and having to put up with abuse by your boss because you badly need your job.
Money is important because it means less financial worries. Sure, the wealthy worry too – they worry about losing their fortune, for example. But this is not the same as worrying about being able to put food on the table.
Money is important because having money means that life is not a constant effort at keeping your head above the water. Having money enables you to live life to the fullest, enjoy adventures and textures and tastes, make the most of the ~80 years you’ve got. This paragraph, more than any of the above paragraphs, is about luxuries – money buys you a more comfortable lifestyle – but is that such a bad thing? Humans are hardwired to seek warmth, safety, and comfort, and having money is a great way to get those.
Money is important because it enables you to give back to your community, to pick the charities and causes you to believe in and support them.
There seem to be two schools of thought about the relationship between money and happiness: On the one hand, there are those who say money isn’t that important. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love,” writes Maya Angelou. “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.”
You see, there’s nothing inherently wrong with money, just as there’s nothing innately wrong with material possessions or working a 9-to-5. We all need some stuff, and we all have to pay the bills, right? It’s just that when we put money and possessions first, we lose sight of our real priorities. We lose sight of life’s purpose.Being happy is a state of mind and heart that does not matter whether we are rich or poor. But we can only make statements like “It’s more important to be happy than it is to be rich” when we are rich and not poor. Being rich always gives us the power to do things at the time we want. In short, it gives us freedom.
As long as happiness doesn’t have any relation to money and wealth. That’s why people say, Money can’t buy happiness, but it’s better to cry in Mercedes rather than on a bicycle.Rather happiness comes from the relationships you have with the people you interact with; a family member, friend or stranger, or from the moments that you live; a family holiday on the beach or your prom night. We will surely feel a moment of happiness when we see the impact on others’ lives.