15 Motivating Quotes About Becoming Rich & Living a Wealthy Life

UPDATED: June 24, 2024
PUBLISHED: May 18, 2017
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Have you been thinking like a billionaire? According to finance articles, becoming wealthy may start in your mind, rather than in your wallet. To get rich, you have to believe something far from your reach is, with a little hard work and dedication, actually within your grasp. So before you go chasing a fortune, build a rich mindset with these 15 motivating quotes.

Quotes about becoming rich

“It’s simple arithmetic: ‘Your income can grow only to the extent you do.’” 

T. Harv Eker

“The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is what they do in their spare time.”

Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant

“Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage.” 

Thomas J. Stanley

“You can’t work three hours a week and make $100,000. Get rich quick doesn’t work. Crock pot mentality always defeats microwave mentality!” 

Dave Ramsey

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” 


“What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal.” 

Suze Orman

“Wealth is largely the result of habit.” 

John Jacob Astor

“All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” 

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Quotes about having a wealthy life

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” 

—Jim Rohn

“The more you learn to live without, the more you’ll have to live with.” 

Frank Clark

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” 

Zig Ziglar

“All riches have their origin in Mind. Wealth is in ideas—not money.” 

Robert Collier, The Secret of the Ages

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.” 

Christopher Rice

“Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.” 

Brian Tracy

This article was updated June 2023. Photo by Prostock-studio/Shutterstock

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