14 Wise And Witty Quotes About Money And Joy

October 6, 2014 Nemes Money

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The argument over whether cash can buy happiness isn’t a recent creation. Throughout history, thought leaders have suggested on the subject.

The latest research studies conclude that cash truly does buy joy (earlier research studies disagree), that experiences make people happier than things and that investing cash on others as opposed to oneself can make individuals feel wealthier and emotionally healthier. Recalling at the quotes about money that have survived through the generations, its obvious that thoughts about money and happiness have actually not changed all that much over the ages.

Money Cant Purchase Joy

Several historic characters extol on the virtues of living merely and of the significance of faith, friendship, imagination and achievement over the pursuit of greater wealth.

  • Joy lives not in possessions, and not in gold, joy dwells in the soul. And, By wanting little, an inadequate guy makes himself rich.– Democritus, pre-Socratic philosopher (circa 460 BC to circa 370 BC)
  • Cash has actually never made man delighted, nor will it, there is absolutely nothing in its nature to produce joy. The even more of it one has, the more one really wants.– Benjamin Franklin, author, polymath and printer (1706-1790)
  • It is my opinion that a guys soul may be buried and perish under a dung-heap, or in a furrow field, simply as well as under a stack of cash.– Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist (1804-1864)
  • He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a buddy, loses much more; he who loses faith, loses all.– Eleanor Roosevelt, author and very first girl (1884-1962)
  • Happiness is not in the simple possession of money; it lies in the pleasure of achievement, in the thrill of innovative effort.– President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

A Philosophical Disagreement

  • Its a type of spiritual snobbery that makes people believe they can be delighted without money.– Albert Camus, thinker (1913-1960)

It Might Not Purchase Happiness, however It Sure Behaves to Have

  • I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be harmful to offer me the position.– Mark Twain, American author and humorist (1835-1910)
  • Id prefer to live as a poor guy with lots of money.– Pablo Picasso, artist (1881-1973)
  • Money is better than poverty, if just for financial reasons.– Woody Allen, director, actor and comedian (1935- )

Cash Equates to Happiness

  • When I was young I believed that cash was the most essential thing in life; now that I am old, I understand that it is. And: Anyone who lives within their methods experiences creativity.– Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and writer (1854-1900)

My Favorite Quotes

  • Wealth is the capability to genuinely experience life.– Henry David Thoreau, author, poet and theorist (1817-1862)
  • There are individuals who have cash, and there are individuals who are rich.– Coco Chanel, fashion designer and businesswoman (1883-1971)

I really want to be one of the rich ones. Exactly what do you believe about money and happiness? Wed love to see your thoughts in the comments below.


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