More Motivational Quotes for a Bad Economy

Two months ago, I put together a small collection of positive quotations for the recession and received a great deal of interest from people looking for inspiration, motivation, or just a happy moment in a world that seems increasingly bent on delivering bad news. So to follow up and spread some cheer, I’ve put together another great list of positive quotes to get you through it:

  • “It’s just as easy to be happy with a lot of money as with a little.” ~ Marvin Traub
  • “I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~ Jim Ryun
  • “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” ~ Henry Ford
  • “You must trust yourself more than you trust anyone else with your money.” ~ Suze Orman
  • “Fear cannot be without some hope nor hope without some fear.” ~ Baruch Spinoza
  • “The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” ~ Frank Hubbard
  • “Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” ~ William A. Ward
  • “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes a necessity.” ~ St. Augustine
  • “I want to be financially independent. I want to work (if I decide to work) on what I enjoy the most, not on what pays me the most.” ~ Jose Anes
  • “Your worth as a person does not come from what you are paid. It comes from who you are and what you give.” ~ Joe Dominguez
  • “The rich buy assets. The poor only have expenses. The middle class buys liabilities they think are assets. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  • “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  • “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.. that’s why we recommend it daily.”  ~ Zig Ziglar
  • “At the end of your life, you cannot take a penny with you. So what is the object of money if you can’t take it with you?” ~ Suze Orman
  • “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  • “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” ~ Robert Frost
  • “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” ~ Thomas J. Watson
  • “Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

And finally:

  • “Do or do not – There is no try” – Yoda