Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Money & Wealth (43 Quotes)




    Righteousness, or justice, is, undoubtedly of all the virtues, the surest foundation on which to create and establish a new state. But there are two nobler virtues, industry and frugality, which tend more to increase the wealth, power and grandeur of the community, than all the others without them.

    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich.



    Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year's Industry bless.

    Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

    Tell a miser he's rich, and a woman she's old, you'll get no money of one, nor kindness of t'other

    Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the want great

    It is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox

    Some punishment seems preparing for a people who are ungratefully abusing the best constitution and the best King any nation was ever blessed with, intent on nothing but luxury, licentiousness, power, places, pensions, and plunder while the ministry, divided in their counsels, with little regard for each other, worried by perpetual oppositions, in continual apprehension of changes, intent on securing popularity in case they should lose favor, have for some years past had little time or inclination to attend to our small affairs, whose remoteness makes them appear even smaller.

    In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.

    He that knows nothing of it, may by chance be a Prophet while the wisest that is may happen to miss. The poor man must walk to get meat for his stomach, the rich man to get a stomach for his meat.

    He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

    And he that pays ready Money, might let that Money out to Use so that

    Drink Water, Put the Money in your Pocket, and leave the Dry-bellyach in the Punchbowl

    Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.

    If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

    Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things.




    Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

    After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second, money itself being of a prolific nature.

    There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

    Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.

    Great Beauty, great strength, great Riches, are really truly of no great Use a right Heart exceeds all.

    When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

    If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world.

    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.


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