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As tax time approaches, we are reminded of all things related to money and finances.  Below are 61 quotes to get you in the mood to do your taxes.

Although some of these quotes specifically refer to money and wealth, they are also about success and finding happiness.

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like. ~ Will Rogers

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like. ~ Will Roge
 

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin Franklin
 

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. ~ Epictetus

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. ~ Epictetus 

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. ~ Charlotte Whitton

It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. ~ Charlotte Whitton 

 

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn 

 

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. ~ Warren Buffett

I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy. ~ Warren Buffett 

 

Most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like hard work. ~ Anonymous

Most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like hard work. ~ Anonymous 

 

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ~ Henry David Thoreau 

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. ~ Ayn Rand

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. ~ Ayn Rand 

 

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca 

 

Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. ~ Dave Ramsey

Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. ~ Dave Ramsey 

 

If you lose money, you lose much;

If you lose friends, you lose more;

If you lose faith, you lose all.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

If you lose money, you lose much; if you lose friends, you lose more; if you lose faith, you lose all. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 

 

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. ~ Franklin Roosevelt

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. ~ Franklin Roosevelt 

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

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 

 

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale 

 

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. ~ Henry David Thoreau

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. ~ Henry David Thoreau 

 

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. ~ Edmund Burke

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. ~ Edmund Burke 

 

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience…nothing is worth anything, unless it costs effort. ~ P.T. Barnum

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience…nothing is worth anything, unless it costs effort. ~ P.T. Barnum 

Never spend your money before you have earned it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Never spend your money before you have earned it. ~ Thomas Jefferson 

 

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. ~ Miguel de Cervantes 

 

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money. ~ Simone Weil

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money. ~ Simone Weil 

 

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. ~ William A. Ward

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give. ~ William A. Ward 

 

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money. I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. ~ Robert Bosch

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money. I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. ~ Robert Bosch 

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. ~ George Horace Lorimer

It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. ~ George Horace Lorimer 

 

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. ~ John C. Maxwell

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went. ~ John C. Maxwell 

 

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~ Henry Ford

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~ Henry Ford 

 

Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of Ws you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it. ~ Tim Ferriss

Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of Ws you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it. ~ Tim Ferriss 

 

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some. ~ Joe Moore

A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some. ~ Joe Moore 

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission. ~ Doyle Brunson

A man with money is no match against a man on a mission. ~ Doyle Brunson 

 

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

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 

 

The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went. ~ Author Unknown

The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went. ~ Author Unknown 

 

Money will help you make a living.  What you do with that money will help you build a life. ~ Tywanquila Walker

Money will help you make a living.  What you do with that money will help you build a life. ~ Tywanquila Walker 

 

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs 

 

Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master. ~ P.T. Barnum

Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master. ~ P.T. Barnum 

 

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. ~ Coleman Cox

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. ~ Coleman Cox 

 

You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. ~ Dave Ramsey

You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you. ~ Dave Ramsey

 

If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough. ~ Vicki Robin 

If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough. ~ Vicki Robin 

The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind. ~ Thornton T. Munger

The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind. ~ Thornton T. Munger 

 

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. ~ Benjamin Franklin 

 

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. ~ William Bruce Cameron

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. ~ William Bruce Cameron 

 

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley 

 

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ~ Zig Ziglar

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ~ Zig Ziglar 

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. ~ Roger Babson

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. ~ Roger Babson 

 

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. ~ Author Unknown

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. ~ Author Unknown 

 

It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~ J.K. Rowling

It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~ J.K. Rowling 

 

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. ~ Kim Garst

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it. ~ Kim Garst 

 

Cheap things are not good, good things are not cheap. ~ Chinese Proverb

 Cheap things are not good, good things are not cheap. ~ Chinese Proverb

…If you will allow no feeling of discouragement to seize, and prey upon you…you must succeed…you cannot fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not. ~ Abraham Lincoln

If you will allow no feeling of discouragement to seize, and prey upon you…you must succeed…you cannot fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not. ~ Abraham Lincoln 

 

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it. ~ Jonathan Winters

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it. ~ Jonathan Winters 

 

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. ~ Julia Cameron

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us. ~ Julia Cameron 

 

If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. ~ Claire Cook 

If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. ~ Claire Cook 

 

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. ~ Oprah Winfrey 

 

No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself. ~ Plato 

No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself. ~ Plato 

 

Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years. ~ David Rubenstein

Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years. ~ David Rubenstein 

 

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them. ~ Charles de Montesquieu 

 

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. ~ J. Paul Getty

My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil. ~ J. Paul Getty 

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung 

 

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. ~ Chinese Proverb

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. ~ Chinese Proverb 

 

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou 

 

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