11 Quotes About Money From Benjamin Franklin


Without question, Benjamin Franklin's life still influences us today. Franklin was a statesman and entrepreneur, inventor, and philosopher. Since his face still sits on the $100 bill, it should not surprise us that he had many thoughts on money, work, and wealth. Here are thirteen of his more famous quotes on money:


“Our necessities never equal our wants.”


“Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.”

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it.”


“The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way.”


“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.”


“Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.”

“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.”


“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.”

“If you would know the value of money, try to borrow some.”



“Remember that credit is money.”

“Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.”


“He that waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”