Proverbs and Sayings from around the world related to Money
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A fool and his money are soon parted. A full cup must be carried steadily. A golden key can open any door. A king's chaff is worth more than other men's corn. A moneyless man goes fast through the market. A penny saved is a penny earned. A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel. A rising tide lifts all boats. A wise man's day is worth a fool's life. As the person who has health is young, so the person who owes nothing is rich. Bad money drives out good. Beggars can't be choosers. Better be safe than sorry. Big mouthfuls often choke. Cut your coat according to your cloth. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Easy come, easy go. Fools build houses and wise men live in them. Forgetting a debt does not pay it. Full cup, steady hand. Give a thing and take a thing. Gold may be bought too dear. He who pays the piper calls the tune. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. If you don't speculate, you can't accumulate. If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves. If you won't work you shan't eat. It is best to be on the safe side. It is better to be born lucky than rich. It is better to give than receive. Keep a thing seven years... Lend your money and lose your friend. Let the buyer beware. Money doesn't grow on trees. Money has no smell. Money is power. Money is the root of all evil. Money isn't everything. Money makes a man. Money makes money. Money makes the mare to go. Money talks. Much would have more. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Never marry for money but marry where money is. No penny, no paternoster. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Of the wealth of the world each has as much as they take. One law for the rich and another for the poor. One man's loss is another man's gain. Out of debt, out of danger. Penny wise and pound foolish. Spare well and have to spend. Take the goods the gods provide. The best things in life are free. The more you get, the more you want. The worth of a thing is what it will bring. There's no such thing as a free lunch. Thrift is a great revenue. Time is money. Waste not, want not. What you have, hold. What you've never had you never miss. When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. Whose bread I eat, his song I sing. You can have too much of a good thing. You can't take it with you when you go. You cannot lose what you never had. You cannot serve God and Mammon. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
A good name is better than riches
A good payer is master of another's purse
A good paymaster never wants workmen
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise
He who pays the piper calls the tune
Health is better than wealth
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys
Money doesn't grow on trees
Money is a good servant, but a bad master
Money is the root of all evil
Money isn't everything
Money makes money
Neither a borrower nor a lender be
Pay beforehand was never well served
Riches have wings
The best things in life are free
The rich knows not who is his friend
Where there's muck there's brass
You can't take it with you when you die
"With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well too." - Yiddish Proverb
"A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything." - Ecclesiastes 10:19
"No on is poor but he thinks himself so." - Portugal
"When the sea turned into honey, the beggar lost his spoon." - Bulgaria
"Penny wise and pound foolish." Scotland
"A rich man has more relations than he knows." France
"Poverty is the common face of all scholars." China
"A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise man to keep it." - Scotland
"If you cannot become rich, be the neighbour of a rich man." - Armenia
"The rich man plans for tomorrow, the poor man for today." China
"A heart free from care is better than a full purse." Saudi Arabia
"He who has money can eat ice cream in hell." Lebanon
"Too much prosperity makes most men fools." Italy
"Money is only good for a weekday, a holiday, and a rainy day." Russia
"If the rich could hire others to die for them, the poor could make a nice living." Yiddish
With money you can buy a house, but not a home.
With money you can buy a clock, but not time.
With money you can buy a bed, but not sleep.
With money you can buy a book, but not knowledge.
With money you can buy a doctor, but not good health.
With money you can buy a position, but not respect.