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40 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire Your Mind For True Wealth

40 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire Your Mind For True Wealth

The world is full of people looking for quick money and wealth, especially in this age of information technology and instant gratification. There is nothing particularly wrong with that, but too often we miss the mark in our quest for wealth and material possessions and fall short of what we truly desire in life. Here are powerful quotes and words of wisdom from some of the greatest thinkers and achievers in history that will inspire your heart and mind for true wealth and happiness in life.

On the True Measure of Wealth

1. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” —Epictetus

2. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” —Ayn Rand

3. “The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” —Miguel de Cervantes

4. “Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” —Indian Proverb

5. “One man to live in pleasure and wealth whilst all other weep and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.” —Thomas More

6. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill

7. “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” —unknown

8. “The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel… its poverty by how little.” —Sherrilyn Kenyon

9. “Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” —R. Buckminster Fuller

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10. “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.” —Confucius

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    On Taking Charge of Your Wealth

    11. “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” —Jim Rohn

    12. “Destiny is as destiny does. If you believe you have no control, then you have no control.” —Wess Roberts

    13. “If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” —Edmund Burke

    14. “Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” —Robert Service

    15. “Create a set of great personal values and surround yourself with the right people that can form your support system. Have an optimistic spirit and develop a strong purpose that you completely believe in and everything you can imagine is possible, for you.” —Andrew Horton

    16. “I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.” —Oprah Winfrey

    17. “Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool” —Seneca

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    18. “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” —Jonathan Swift

    19. “An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” —Benjamin Franklin

    20. “Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.” ― C. JoyBell

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      On Pursuing Wealth and Happiness

      21.“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

      22. “It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” —Albert Camus

      23. “Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” —Dan Millman

      24. “What good is money if it can’t buy happiness?” —Agatha Christie

      25. “View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.” —Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

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      26. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle

      27. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey

      28. “Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose to be grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of lack falls away and we experience heaven on Earth.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach

      29. “Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.” —Mahatma Gandhi

      30. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” —Herman Cain

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        On Attaining Wealth

        31. “It is not in everyone’s power to secure wealth, office, or honors; but everyone may be good, generous, and wise.” —Luc De Clapiers

        32. “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” —Nelson Mandela

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          33. “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin E. Mayes

          34. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” —Arthur Ashe

          35. “When we feel stuck, going nowhere – even starting to slip backward – we may actually be backing up to get a running start.” —Dan Millman

          36. “Be ready when opportunity comes…. Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” —Roy D. Chapin Jr.

          37. “What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny.” —Maxwell Maltz

          38. “Fortune sides with him who dares.” —Virgil

          39. “No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.” —Theodore Roosevelt

          40. “No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself” —Plato

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          Published on September 17, 2018

          How Being Smart With Your Money Leads to Financial Success

          How Being Smart With Your Money Leads to Financial Success

          Achieving financial success is not something that just happens. Maybe if you win the lottery or something, but for the average person like you or me, it comes from a series of small steps you take over a long period of time.

          With each step, you form a new smart money habit. And with each smart money habit, you build towards financial independence.

          So what sort of habits can you form to get on that path? Let’s take a look at smart money habits you can start today to get you closer to a financially independent future.

          1. Avoid being “penny wise but pound foolish”

          It’s tempting to try saving a couple cents here and there when buying small items. However, that’s not where the real money is saved. You’re putting in extra effort for something that doesn’t move the needle.

          You get the most bang when you’re able to cut down on your bigger bills. For example, finding a lower interest rate for your mortgage could save you $50+ per month. And cutting your transportation bill by purchasing a cheaper car or taking public transportation can provide large gains as well.

          So, look at your recurring expenses such as housing, transportation, and insurance, and see where there’s wiggle room. It’s a much better use of your time than trying to pinch pennies here and there on smaller purchases.

          2. When you want something big, wait

          Impulsivity can get you in trouble in most aspects of life. Finances are no different.

          It’s human nature to see something and want it right then and there. It starts as a kid in the checkout line at the grocery store, and it continues on through adulthood.

          We get an idea in our head of something we want, and it’s hard not to go out and get it right then.

          A good example is wanting a new car. Perhaps you’ve had your car for several years. It’s crossed the 100k mile mark. Maybe maintenance is due, and you’re annoyed that you need to replace the timing belt or purchase new tires.

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          So, you get the itch.

          You start digging around online, and you realize you could trade in your current car for something newer and more exciting… all for a few hundred bucks a month. Then you get obsessed.

          Here’s where you have to take a step back.

          Your newfound obsession is clouding your judgement. Rather than giving into the impulse, wait it out.

          Set a timeframe for yourself. Maybe you come back to the decision three months down the road. See if the obsession lasts.

          It might, but often, a funny thing happens. Often, you forget about it. And often, you find that the new car wasn’t a need at all.

          The impulse faded. And you just saved yourself a ton of money.

          3. Live smaller than you can afford

          You finally get that big raise. And you want to celebrate – and why not?

          You’ve been looking forward to this forever. And after all, it was all due to your hard work.

          That’s fine, splurge a little. However, make it a one-time deal and be done.

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          Don’t get caught in the trap that just because you’re now making more money, you should spend more.

          Too often, people get more money and feel like they that gives them the means to buy a bigger house, a bigger car… you know the drill. Resist.

          The fact is that living smaller than what you can afford is one of the fastest ways to build savings.

          But if you constantly upgrade as you begin to make more, then you’ll never get ahead. You’ll just build up more debt along the way and have just as little wiggle room as before.

          4. Practice smart grocery shopping

          Food… it’s one of the biggest portions of any budget. And if you’re not careful, it can be one of the biggest drains on your wallet.

          But luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you stay smart with your money when buying groceries.

          Create a grocery budget

          Set a strict weekly grocery budget. When you know how much you can spend on groceries, you can then plan your weekly menu around it.

          Once you know what all you need, you can go shopping and keep a running tally as you shop to ensure you’re on track.

          I tend to do this in my head, rounding for each item. However, writing it down as you go would probably work best for most people.

          Make a list… and never deviate

          Never go to the grocery store without a list. If you go to the store with a ballpark idea in mind, you don’t have a true ide of what you need.

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          You’re not well-researched. You don’t know what the sales are. As a result, you’re going to make decisions on the fly.

          These impulse decisions will lead to overspending, which will derail your grocery budget.

          Eat before going grocery shopping

          It’s also important to eat prior to going to the grocery store. Hunger is a powerful force.

          If you’re shopping on an empty stomach, everything is going to look good. In particular, you may find a lot of ready-made, processed snacks will look enticing.

          After all, you’re hungry now and that food is easily available. So subconsciously, you may lean towards those items.

          Unfortunately, not only are those items typically less healthy, but they’re likely more expensive. You pay for convenience.

          However, when you eat prior to shopping, then you’ll shop with a clear mind. Your hunger won’t cloud your judgement, influencing you to make poor decisions like a cartoon devil resting on your shoulder whispering in your ear.

          This makes it much easier to stick to your grocery plan.

          5. Cancel your gym membership

          Now that you’re all set on your food, it’s time to get smart about managing your budget in terms of physical fitness. And let’s begin by avoiding the gym. The gym bill, that is.

          The average gym membership costs around $60 per month. That’s $720 a year.

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          Yet, two out of three gym memberships go unused. That means two-thirds of people who have a gym membership are literally giving away almost a thousand bucks a year. It’s crazy!

          I recommend seeking an alternative. One good alternative is to look into fitness streaming services.

          Streaming services allow you to stream hundreds of workouts like Insanity and p90x, right in your own home for around $10-20 a month. That’s $40-50 less a month than the average gym membership.

          Of course, then there’s the free option. The internet is full of free workouts that you can do on your own with minimal or no equipment.

          For example, there’s the Couch to 5K program, that I personally used a decade ago to ease myself from couch potato to running my first 5K race. If I could do it, anyone could.

          Then there are free resources like reddit that have limitless information on workouts. The Fitness subreddit has done all the research for you, populating workout tips and detailed workout routines for anyone to use in their wiki.

          There are several routines that require no equipment. And you can join in on the subreddit to become part of the community, making it easier for those seeking comraderie and encouragement in their fitness goals. All for free.

          It’s baby steps… And baby steps can start now!

          I’ve never met anyone that can’t stand to be a bit smarter with their money. And on the flip side, anyone can get smarter with their money. But remember, it doesn’t happen all at once.

          Begin by fighting your impulses. Prepare for the week and be smart at the store. And cut monthly expenses like gym memberships that are overpriced and you probably aren’t getting your money’s worth out of anyway.

          The devil is in the details. And the details can change your lifestyle and prep you for a financially independent future.

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