Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
The thing I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.
When you have money, think of the time when you had none.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau
A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments.
Money is valueless, except as it will satisfy wants.
Edwin T Freedley
In terms of monetary behaviour, there are two types of people on this earth: Those who save and those who spend.
No one has ever achieved financial success by constantly spending all they have in order to deceive others into believing they are rich.
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It’s cheaper.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
There are more important things than money—the only thing is they all cost money.
Louis A Safian
Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.
Helen Gurley Brown
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(This story appears in the 13 November, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)