We worry about money all the time. It occupies our minds when we’re at work, and often continues to monopolize our thoughts when the work day is done—the bills, after all, are usually waiting for us at home.
Hopefully you’ll have a chance to take some time off this Memorial Day weekend—and perhaps use some of that time to focus on the big picture. Here are 14 quotations that might help take your mind of your financial affairs for part of the weekend.
1. “There are people who have money and people who are rich.” —Coco Chanel, fashion designer
2. “There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.” —Robert Graves, poet
3. “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus, thinker
4. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” —John Wooden, basketball coach
5. “Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” ― Bob Marley, musician
6. “To have money, it seemed, was to be consumed by money.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, novelist
7. “Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn’t got money.” —David Geffen, music magnate
8. “The more of it one has, the more one wants.” —Benjamin Franklin, current face of highest denomination of U.S. legal tender.
9. “Mo money mo problems” —Notorious B.I.G., musician
10. “Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” —Maya Angelou, novelist
11. “Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.” —Ernest Hemingway, writer
12. “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” —Henry David Thoreau, writer
13. “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” —Mohandas Gandhi, leader
14. “Dogs have no money. Isn’t that amazing? They’re broke their entire lives. But they get through. You know why dogs have no money? No Pockets.” —Jerry Seinfeld, comedian