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  • Favorite quote or money motivator?

    I love quotes -- have a little itty bitty comp book filled with favorites -- a lot about art and wisdom and education. Some about finance and money, but I'd love to hear yours...

    Here are a couple not strictly money related:

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot

    "Don't go through life, GROW through life." Eric Butterworth

    and

    "Direction literally creates time." Zig Ziglar

    (I like this last one -- and it is very true of money! )

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    A fool and his money are always welcome.

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    • #3
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      It does not matter what you make, but what you keep!!

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        If it wasn't for debt we would all be rich!

        One man's debt is another man's wealth.

        Anything worth doing is more fun doing, if you are paid.

        We only work where we work, because they pay us enough to stay.

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          "Never spend your money before you have it." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)


          "A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart." -- Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)


          "I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something." -- Jackie Mason (1934 - )


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          • #6
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            I mentioned this to someone and they referred my to Dickens, David Copperfield:

            Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twently pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.

            Of course, until very recently I never put how much I spent in terms of the course of a year. It was only how much I spent per purchase or such. But I also didn't think about how many hours have to be worked to earn x dollars, but just in terms of the monthly or annual pay! How much we learn -- and so quickly when we put our attention on it!

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            • #7
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              My favorite quote is as follows, "Use it up. Wear it out. Make due. Do without!".

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              • #8
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                Oh I love quotes too!

                For relationships/jobs/etc. one that has helped me is: "Let Go or Be Dragged!"

                For money a favorite is: "A part of all I earn is mine to keep!" -Clason's Richest Man in Babylon

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                • #9
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                  The greater part of our happiness or misery, depend on our disposition and NOT on our circumstances!

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                  • #10
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                    my signature..I picked it cause it reminds me the CC company didn't put a gun to my head to get me to use them..and in most cases what I thought I 'needed' I only wanted..and if it were life or death I would pass on..I brought my financial situation on myself..even the medical bills..it is my body (mine were for delivery of my middle girl..not like cancer or something)

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                    • #11
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                      The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. ~Author Unknown

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                      • #12
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                        I loved this one:

                        I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
                        Jackie Mason
                        US comedian (1934 - )

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                          "True wealth is measured by the quality of a (wo)man's friendship."
                          -forgot

                          I think I may have more listed somewhere, but I'll have to rummage for that later.

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                          • #14
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                            "When you outflow exceeds you income, your upkeep will be your downfall"

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                            • #15
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                              "Sometimes it is useful to know how large your zero is." ~Author Unknown


                              "Can you do Division? Divide a loaf by a knife - what's the answer to that?" ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

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