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Quotable Quotes

Looking for some ideas for your plaque engraving, or to put on a gift announcement? Here are some quotes we've collected that may (or may not) be appropriate for a gift of stock!

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Lydia Sigourney (1791 – 1865)

"In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe."


"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."

Graham Greene (1904 - 1991)

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.

Leonard I. Sweet (1961 - )

"The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create."

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

"Never spend your money before you have it."


"When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses."

John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937)

"I believe that the power to make money is a gift from God."

Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

"Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying them without money?"

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810 - 1891)

"Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant."

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Horace] 65BC - 8BC

"Make money, money, honestly if you can; if not, by any means at all, make money"

Franklin P Jones (1908 - 1980)

"The most efficient labor-saving device is still money."

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."

Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC)

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."

Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."

Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Plato (427 BC - 347 BC)

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

"Education is the best provision for old age."

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

"Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."

Isadora Duncan (1877 - 1927)

"What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print."

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Horace] 65BC - 8BC

"He has the deed half done who has made a beginning."

Darius Ogden Mills (1825 - 1910)

"I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands."


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going."


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Flora Whittemore

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."

Chinese Proverb

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life."

Woody Allen (1935 - )

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

Senator Everett Dirksen (1896 - 1969)

"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money."

J. Paul Getty (1892 - 1976)

"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars."

Katharine Whitehorn (1928 - )

"The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any."

Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art of all."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

"If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone."

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

David Rockefeller (1915 - )

"Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

"You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it."

Mickey Rooney (1920 - )

"You'll always pass Failure on the way to success."