Quotes about Financial Management

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."

Samuel Butler (Dec. 4, 1835, Nottinghamshire - June 18,1902, London) British novelist, essayist, and critic. Descended from distinguished clergymen, he grappled for many years with Christianity and evolution, first embracing, then rejecting, Charles Darwin's theories in his writings.


"There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705– April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


"Whenever people say 'we mustn't be sentimental' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'we must be realistic', they mean they are going to make money out of it."

Brigid Antonia Brophy, (Lady Levey) (12 June 1929 – 7 August 1995) was an English novelist, essayist, critic biographer, and dramatist.


"I wish I had a dollar for every time I spent a dollar, because then, yahoo ! I'd had all my money back."

Jack Handey (born 25 February 1949) is an American humorist. He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or character.


"I hope that after I die people will say of me: "That guy sure owed me a lot of money"

Jack Handey (born 25 February 1949) is an American humorist.He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or character.


"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 (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.


"I made my money by selling to soon."

Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock-market speculator, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters.


"Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars."

Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock-market speculator, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters.


"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


"It is at our mother's knee that we acquire our noblest, truest and highest ideals but there is seldom any money in them."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.