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"Getting money is like digging with a needle;
spending it is like water soaking into sand."

Japanese Proverb

Right now I have enough money to last me the rest of my life--unless I buy something. ~
Jackie Mason



Quotations About Spending Money

I'm living so far beyond my income that we almost may be said to be living apart. ~ e. e. cummings

We are just statistics, born to consume resources. ~ Horace

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper. ~ Quentin Crisp

Anyone who says money doesn't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop. ~ Anonymous

When money is once parted with, it can never return. ~ Jane Austen

Possessions are usually diminished by possession. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The man who desires more, is ever poor. (Semper inops quicunque cupit.) ~ Claudian

We are ruined, not by what we really want, but by what we think we do: therefore never go abroad in search of your wants. If they be real wants, they will come home in search of you; for he that buys what he does not want, will soon want what he cannot buy. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

Great spenders are bad lenders. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Money talks, but all it ever says is goodbye. ~ American Proverb

I don't care too much for money,
For money can't buy me love.
~ Lennon and McCartney

Live according to your means. ~ Danish Proverb

If you desire many things, many things will seem few. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well. ~ C. H. Spurgeon

You can't take it with you. ~ Saying

Ask thy purse what thou should spend. ~ Scottish Proverb

Spare when young, and spend when old. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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  One must choose, in life, between making money and spending it. There's no time to do both. ~ Edouard Bourdet

He that, when he should not, spends too much, shall, when he would not, have too little to spend. ~ Owen Feltham

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell

There are more important things than money - the only thing is they all cost money. ~ Louis A. Safian

No man is rich whose expenditures exceed his means; and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings. ~ Thomas Haliburton

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. ~ Edwin Tay Teale

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. ~ Bertrand Russell

Money buys everything except love, personality, freedom, immortality, silence, peace. ~ Carl Sandburg

Poverty - one thing money can't buy. ~ Lynwood L. Giacomini

It does seem the more you get the more you spend. It is rather like being on a golden treadmill. ~ Charles Allsop

Wealth unused might as well not exist. ~ Aesop



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