Money proverbs have been passed through generations to preserve and share people’s wisdom about money. These 25 money and wealth sayings come from various parts of the globe; they’re the fruit of different traditions and socioeconomic environments.
Money grows on the tree of persistence.
– Japanese proverb
The money you dream about will not pay your bills.
– Indian proverb
A happy heart is better than a full purse.
– Italian proverb
One coin in the money-box makes more noise than when it is full.
– Arab proverb
Money saved is as good as money gained.
– Danish proverb
The wise man’s wealth lies in good deeds that follow ever after him.
– Tibetan proverb
If a soup is sweet, it is money that cooks it.
– Nigerian proverb
Money is flat and meant to be piled up.
– Scottish proverb
A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth.
– Filipino proverb
Money is only good for a weekday, a holiday, and a rainy day.
– Russian proverb
A donkey is a donkey though it may carry the Sultan’s treasure.
– Lebanese proverb
Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.
– English proverb
If small money does not go out, big money will not come in.
– Chinese proverb
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
– Afghan proverb
A man without money is like a boat without sails.
– Swedish proverb
If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is.
– Egyptian proverb
There are men so poor that the only thing they have is money.
– Icelandic proverb
Men made money; money never made men.
– Vietnamese proverb
If you sell a drum in your own village, you get the money and keep the sound.
– Malagasy proverb
It is better to work in your own land than to count your money abroad.
– Croatian proverb
Money is sharper than a sword.
– Ghanaian proverb
The supreme treasure is knowledge, the middle treasure is children, and the lowest treasure is material wealth.
– Mongolian proverb
Save money and money will save you.
– Jamaican proverb
When the last tree has been cut down, the last river has been polluted and the last fish has been caught – only then do you realize that money can’t buy everything.
– Native American proverb
Gratitude is the heart’s money.
– French proverb
May your life be wealthy.
Now, it’s your move.