Quotes and Proverbs

Spending Proverbs

Sayings about Spending

Through not spending enough we spend too much.~ Spanish Proverbs

If you don’t pay a servant his wages, then he will pay himself. ~ Spanish Proverb

If you want to buy love, love itself is the price you’ll have to pay. ~ Italian Proverbs

Good pay makes happy workers. ~ German Proverbs

He that spends more than he is worth spins a rope for his own neck. ~ French Proverb

Something you don’t want is dear at any price. ~ Traditional Proverb

Take what you want, God said to man, and pay for it. ~ Spanish Proverb

There are three “too much” and three “too little” that can bring a fool down: too much spending and too little money; too much talking and too little knowledge; and too much boasting and too little earnings.~ Spanish Proverb

Pay beforehand if you would have your work poorly done. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you’ve enjoyed the dance, pay the musicians. ~ German Proverb

It is good to pay with other people’s money. ~ Russian Proverbs

Live in my heart and pay no rent. ~ Irish Proverbs

When the husband earns well, the wife spends well. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Come for your inheritance and you may have to pay for the funeral. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Prices are forgotten, quality remains. ~ French Proverb

Who would make money must begin by spending it. ~ Italian Proverb

If it hurts to spend your money, you will go hungry.~ African Proverb

Your friend lends and your enemy asks for payment. ~ Dutch Proverb

God does not pay weekly, but he pays at the end. ~ Dutch Proverb

Don’t do all you can, spend all you have, believe all you hear, or tell all you know. ~ English Proverbs

To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon. ~ Chinese Proverb

Happiness you pay for is to be found everywhere. ~ Gypsy Proverb

Lend money to someone who won’t pay you back and he’ll hate you. ~ Chinese Proverb

Getting money is like digging with a needle. Spending it is like water soaking into the sand.~ Japanese Proverbs

One eats figs whilst the other pays. ~ Albanian Proverbs

He who pays the piper calls the tune. ~ Traditional Proverb

Pay the doctor, praise the Lord. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

The happiness in your pocket, don’t spend it all. ~ Chinese Proverb

A wild goose may be worth a hundred pieces of gold, but you first have to spend three pieces of gold to buy an arrow. ~ Japanese Proverb

Truth came to market but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash. ~ Yoruba Proverbs

He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Spending is quick, earning is slow. ~ Russian Proverb

In God we trust; all others pay cash. ~ United States Proverb

He that is not eager to be paid in cash is not a businessman. ~ Chinese Proverb

Office without pay makes thieves. ~ German Proverb

Money is truthful. If a man speaks of his honor, make him pay cash. ~ Traditional Proverb

A woman’s clothes are the price her husband pays for peace. ~ Bantu Proverb

He who inherits a penny is expected to spend a dollar. ~ German Proverb

Quotations on Spending

It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits. ~ Charles A. Jaffe

In God we trust; all others must pay cash. ~ Author Unknown

Draw your salary before spending it.~ Artemus Ward

The best is the cheapest. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Never spend you money before you have it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

There’s nothing that will change someone’s moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums. ~ Larry Flynt

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated. ~ Robert C. Savage

There’s lots of things that can be solved with cash. ~ Danny Boyle

We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. ~ John W. Gardner

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. ~ Will Rogers

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn’t sign your name you’d have to pay cash. ~ Rita Mae Brown

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit. ~ Anatole France

When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues. ~ Les Brown

Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true. ~ L.J. Cardinal Suenens

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. ~ Andrew Jackson

All good things are cheap: all bad are very dear. ~ Henry David Thoreau

If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done. ~ Mike Ditka

If you can’t pay for a thing, don’t buy it. If you can’t get paid for it, don’t sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don’t wait for time. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Don’t let your mouth write a check that your tail can’t cash. ~ Bo Diddley

“If there’s cash involved, I’m anything you want me to be. ~ Jasper Fforde

A man is a person that will pay two dollars for a one dollar item he wants. A woman will pay one dollar for a two dollar item she doesn’t want. ~ William Binger

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. ~ Lana Turner

I hate flowers. I paint them because they’re cheaper than models, and they don’t move. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

For every promise, there is price to pay. ~ Jim Rohn

Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything. ~ Harry Browne

If happiness could be bought, few of us could pay the price. ~ Author Unknown

Examples are few of men ruined by giving. Men are heroes in spending, cravens in what they give.~ John Christian Bovee

Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do and what you want to be, and don’t be afraid to pay the price to get it. ~ Author Unknown

Pay your people the least possible and you’ll get from them the same. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

What can pay love but love? ~ Mary de la Riviere Manley

The time making money should be greater than the time that you are spending money. ~ Sophia Amoruso

You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it. ~ Henny Youngman

Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price. ~ Vince Lombardi

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ~ George Bernard Shaw

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice — no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. ~ John Burroughs

It is a fraud to borrow what we are unable to pay. ~ Publilius Syrus

We’re failing when it comes to controlling spending. ~ Lindsey Graham

It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.~ Sarah Bernhardt

Words pay no debts. ~ William Shakespeare

There is only one thing for a man to do who is married to a woman who enjoys spending money, and that is enjoy earning it.~ Ogden Nash

The price is what you pay; the value is what you receive. ~ Author Unknown

All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by.~ Conrad Aiken

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom. ~ H. L. Mencken

Riches are for spending.~ Francis Bacon

Service to others is the rent you pay for living on this planet. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Insurance is like marriage. You pay; pay, pay, and you never get anything back. ~ Al Bundy

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting. ~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Never spend your money before you have earned it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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