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 PROVERBS ABOUT MONEY

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Proverbs, Sayings, and Quotes about Money on The Money Café:

Money Proverbs from Around the World and The Bible That Will Help You Handle Money Better

These proverbs about money, which include Japanese proverbs, Chinese proverbs, and Spanish proverbs, relate to many aspects of money including how to save cash, how to avoid credit, how to invest money, how to get out of debt, and how to save money for retirement.

Many a pupil has gained more wealth than his master. 
- Greek proverb

If a person has a hundred dollars and makes a million, that is incredible; but if a person has a hundred million dollars and makes a million, that is inevitable.
- American proverb

If wherever you go you're tight with money, you'll find your welcome will not be sunny. 
- Chinese proverb

Buy on the rumor, sell on the news.
- Wall Street adage

Misers amass wealth for those who wish them dead.
- Polish proverb

Economics 101 won't get you off welfare, but at least you will know why you are there.
- Graffiti about economics at a university

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but
don't insult them.
- Japanese proverb

He who borrows gets sorrows.
- Turkish proverb

Money may not make a person happy, but it keeps his creditors in a better frame of mind.
- Anonymous

One day an American worries about going to the poorhouse, and the next day he buys a new automobile.
- Author Unknown

When gold speaks every tongue is silent.
- Italian proverb

Fond of lawsuits, little wealth; fond of doctors, little health.
- Hebrew proverb

The saving man becomes the free man.
- Chinese proverb

It is said that “a fool and his money are soon parted,” and that may well be so, but one has to wonder how the Fool earned his money in the first place.
- Unknown wise person

Money doesn't sleep.
- Author Unknown

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
- Russian proverb

One cannot live forever on one's savings.
- Turkish proverb

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.
- Unknown Wise Person

Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.
- Italian proverb

When a man is broke, he can count his friends on his thumb.
- Author Unknown

Money makes a bastard legitimate.
- The Talmud

It's better to be out of money than out of new creative ideas on how to make money.
- Spiritual Rule of Money

Money is money [wherever it comes from].
- French proverb

If you have money you have wisdom; if none, you are a fool.
- Turkish proverb

The average man has more money than sense; the trouble is that he doesn't know it.
- Anonymous

The only reason a great many American families don't own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.
- Mad magazine

Buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets.
- French adage

Too many desires harm the mind; to desire much money harms the body.
- Chinese proverb

He who borrows gets sorrows.
- Turkish proverb

Money can build a house, but it takes love to make it a home.
- Author Unknown

Tis money that begets money.
- English proverb

Get what you can and keep what you have. That's the way to get rich.
- Scottish proverb
 

Who pays his debts, gets rich.
- French proverb

A new car isn't a barometer of how much money a fellow has, but it's a pretty good indication of how much money he owes.
- Author Unknown

Eat and drink with your friends but do not trade with them.
- Turkish proverb

A socialist is someone who has no money and wants to share it with everyone else.
- Unknown wise person

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
- Polish proverb

Money is the best cosmetic.
- International proverb

Losing comes of winning money.
- Chinese proverb

Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
- Unknown wise person

A money worry isn't a mortal wound.
- French proverb

When you are poor, neighbors close by will not come; once you become rich, you'll be surprised by visits from (alleged) relatives afar.
- Chinese proverb

Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into the sand.
- Japanese proverb

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. 
- Chinese proverb             

Your best purchases will turn out to be the ones that you never made.
- from Career Success WITHOUT a Real Job

Alimony: A gambling debt:
- Unknown wise person

If small money does not go out, big money will not come in.
- Chinese proverb

A penny is a lot of money if you haven't got a penny.
- Yiddish proverb

It's as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining. 
- Chinese proverb

It takes a lot of borrowing to live within your means
- Unknown wise person

Those who despise money will eventually sponge on their friends.
- Chinese proverb

A happy heart is better than a full purse.
- Italian Proverb

After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.
- American proverb

No amount of money can make others speak well of you behind your back.
- Chinese proverb

How much did you pay to be poorer today?
- Graffiti in a women's washroom

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.
- Unknown wise person

Money cannot purchase what the heart desires.
- Chinese proverb

When your fortune increases, the columns of your house appear to be crooked.
- Armenian Proverb

The rich man plans for tomorrow... The poor man for today.
- Chinese proverb

It’s not money that brings happiness, it’s lots of money.
- Russian proverb

The saving man becomes the free man.
- Chinese proverb

If riches increase, set not your heart upon them."
- The New Testament, Psalm 62:10

Want a thing long enough and you don't.
- Chinese Proverb

The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones.
- Spanish proverb

                             
If you have money, you can make the ghosts and devils turn your grind stone.
- Chinese proverb

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