We are passionate about many things in life. But money and relationships usually tend to top the list. These are two areas in our life where emotions run high and we sometimes forget what is more important. The money or the relationship.
These money and relationships quotes are perfect for anyone that needs to really focus on what is most important in their lives. Keep reading and be inspired by these money and relationships quotes.
Let's explore your relationship with money, others and what it means through quotes.
Quotes about money and relationships
Quotes about money and love
Some may say that money and love are always competing with each other. But it doesn't have to be this way. Here are some money and love quotes that get you thinking about your money mindset and the place money and love have in your life.
“Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” -Jackie Mason
If you had to pick? Love or money? Which would you pick. Most people would think that everyone is going to pick money but it is quite the opposite.
Even those that have little almost always pick love first. Even if the love is for money.
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.” -Mother Teresa
Have you ever heard the saying that money can't buy happiness?
It is deeply rooted in the idea that as human beings it is not always stuff that will fulfill us but rather relationships with others and emotions.
Yes money buys us the freedom to do the things with the people we love that we want to do but is it really the money that is bringing us the happiness of the actual experience and emotion of being around the people we love.
“Every girl would like to marry a rich husband. I did twice. But what divides girls into two groups is this question – do you first think of money and then love, or vice versa?” — Hedy Lamarr
As we grow and mature the answer to that question will change. For some they may start off thinking of money first then love. And others put love first and then money.
Why do you think we tend to shift our thinking? Is it life experience? Is it maturity? Is it being burned by one or the other?
“I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.” -Judy Garland
When someone says they can live without money the thought is but how? I need to pay my rent, bills, and eat? And while that is true there are so many people in the world that live with so little yet they are so happy.
And why is that?
Well they have family, friends and love. For a lot of people love is the most important thing in the world. Having all the money doesn't mean anything if you don't have someone you love to share it with.
Do you agree?
“Love is worth so much more than money. There are so many people who are filthy rich but have nobody to genuinely love them. Unconditional love is priceless” -Suzy Kassem
How many times have you heard stories of wealthy people who are incredibly unhappy?
Why is that?
Is it because they do not have the wealth of unconditional love?
In my mind I agree that love is worth so much more than money. Just think about it. When you spend time with the people that you love and love your back how often are you really thinking about the money in your bank account?
Quotes about money and life
“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” -Ayn Rand
Thinking of money as a tool is one of the first steps towards creating a positive money mindset.
Too many of us are guilty of thinking money is the enemy. Or money is our savior.
It is none of these things. Money is a tool. And if you start treating it that way and learn how to use it you will benefit greatly from it. This is probably one of the best personal finance tips that really was a game-changer for me.
“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” -Henry David Thoreau
We are going to go back to the saying “Money Doesn't Buy Happiness”.
I know what you're thinking. Oh heck yeah it does.
Ok. Fine. Money does help you to do the things that make you happy. I can totally agree with that.
However instead of thinking that money is buying you happiness. What about considering that money buys you the freedom to experience the things that make you happy?
I think Henry David Thoreau knew what he was talking about.
“Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.” -Tim Ferriss
What does this even mean Tim?
Well, when we think of money we just think of the numbers on your bank statements every month. And we just want that number to get bigger and bigger so we can finally afford our dream life.
However, what is the value of that number?
Do your experiences changes based on how much money you're throwing at them?
By the way if you haven't get check out Tim Ferriss' book. You can find it on amazon here. It's a great read and totally changed my mindset about money, wealth and work.
“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered, or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters” -Amit Ray
Let's think about this for a second. When someone talks about a wealthy person in history. Do they talk about how she had x amount of billions of dollars or do they focus on the positive impact they had on our lives today.
For those that did indeed have a positive impact in our lives today we tend to focus on what they did and than how much money they had. They are our heros. They are did amazing things. It doesn't matter that they are multi billionaires.
Not to say there are some people that will go down in history as the richest man/woman in history without much mention of their accomplishments however those that make positive impacts are the ones that we truly remember the most.
“Making money isn't hard in itself… What's hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.” -Carlos Ruiz Zafón
You can have a million side hustles and make that money. But would you be happy. Would you be happy doing all these things, not seeing friends or family and working 24/7.
It is easy to get a job. But it's not so easy to find something that is worth devoting your life to that will also pay the bills.
So what do you do? When it comes to making money do you seek out something that you can devote your life to or do you focus on just making what you need to pay the bills and cover your expenses?
Quotes on money and friendship
“The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he ever earned. It's the man who still has his best friend.” -Martha Mason
I am all for having a big fat savings account. I want to make sure I don't want for anything when I retire.
However at what point do you go from the being frugal to cheap?
Hear me out here.
There are people that will go to extremes to save every single dollar they earn. And that is ok. If they are happy.
Focusing on how much you have in the bank and missing out on building relationships and experiences can work against you.
During your later years chances are you will be happier spending them with someone versus staring at a bank statement with all that cash and no one to share it with.
“It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money.” -Greek proverb
You've seen movies like Bridget Jones Diary (the book is awesome as well, you can find it here) where she is sitting on the couch eating her sorrows away.
And while a pint of rocky road does make you feel damn good having a friends shoulder to cry on will make you feel a thousand times better. Extra points if said friend comes armed with wine and more rocky road.
“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most.” – American Proverb
This is one of my favorite money quotes. And it is probably because it is so true. There are been so many stories of friends having a falling out over money. And it usually has to do with someone borrowing money and not paying it back.
Which makes you wonder. If you trust someone enough to borrow money from them and not pay them back then what does that really tell you about your relationship with them?
“I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends around” – Li Na
Are you seeing a trend here?
When you are around amazing people it is surprising how much you don't need. Just think about it.
As I said above when you're around friends and family having an amazing time how many times have you sat there thinking damn I wish I was in a fancy restaurant instead of having the time of my life with my family in the backyard.
“The proper way to create friends is to have a warm heart, not simply money or power. The friend of power and the friend of money are something different” -Dalai Lama
Pay attention to the people that your surrounded by and you will notice that some are always there while others may only be there when there is money involved.
So for example I have friend that love to go out. And when I say go out I mean clubs and bars and things that I am not ok spending my money on. And while I will go out with them every so often I noticed that when I want to do something low cost they are no where to be found.
Do you have friends like this? Chances are if you do they are not truly your friends. They are friends with the money you're spending. And that is a total bummer.
Quotes on money and family
“No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family.” -Unknown
You have heard the stories of people working their whole lives and making an incredible living only to look back at all the time they missed with their friends and family.
I was one of those people traveling the world, making great money and seeing my husband once every three months.
It sucked. But my bank account look good.
So lesson learned. Money is nice but time spent with family and friends is way better.
“You don't need money to lead a rich life. Good friends and a loving family are worth their weight in gold” -Unknown
Most people have the tendency to measure their wealth in the amount of money they have in the bank, the size of their house, the car they drive, the clothes they wear.
But this type of wealth is fleeting. Money comes and goes. Houses get old, as do cars and clothes.
But the relationships you build through you your life. Those grow, flourish and become better everyday. So you tell me. What is more valuable?
“The money I try and earn is for my family. It's not for me. It's always about my family.” -Robbie Fowler
When you read this quote what do you think? Do you think me too? Yeah I work hard for my family too. Or do you call BS?
I am going to be honest. I call BS. Not at Robbie. Robbie may be absolutely 1000% authentic in saying that. And I think a lot of people that say this are.
However, I call BS on anyone who says this as an excuse as to why they are working so much when in reality they are not doing it for the money but rather doing it to get away.
It is important to provide for your family but never use the time away working from your family as an excuse.
Ok rant over. Just had to get it out of my system.
“I believe I can make all the money I've missed. But I can't regain the time with … family.” -Gucci Mane
This is a great quote to follow the last one. I am all about the hustle. I am all about making that money.
But what about all the moments missed and memories not being made because you're working 100 hours a week.
While sometimes it is necessary to take those overtime hours and hustle hustle hustle it is also important to find the time to be there for your friends and family and not miss out on life's little moments which cannot be replaced.
“As long as you understand that you find happiness through family, friends and love, then money is just a nice bonus.” – Ioan Gruffudd
Yes. This is all about mindset. You ever hear someone say if I was making 50K a year I would be happy only to hit that milestone and turnaround and say if I was making 100K a year I would be happy.
Newsflash. No matter how much you make you will never be happy because you are looking for happiness in the wrong place.
Flip the script, find happiness in your friends, family, moments and experiences and watch how that endless quest to make more will just miraculous go away and you will realize you actually have enough.
So do you choose money or your relationships?
We are strong believes that our wealth is built through relationships, friends, family and love. We always choose to put our relationships first and money second. This tiny mindset shift is truly one of the first signs of finding financial freedom.
Choose to give more time to your relationships.
Yeah, you need money to live but how much is that money really worth when the cost is your relationships?