30 Quotes From Top Selling Finance Books

1. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

  • “If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”
  • “Debt is not a tool; it is a method to make banks wealthy, not you.”
  • “You must walk to the beat of a different drummer. The same beat that the wealthy hear. If the beat sounds normal, evacuate the dance floor immediately! The goal is to not be normal, because as my radio listeners know, normal is broke.”

2. The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin

  • “The Federal Reserve is not a government agency. It is a cartel of private banks that controls the money supply and interest rates of the United States.”
  • “The Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air and lends it to the government and the banks, creating inflation and debt.”
  • “The Federal Reserve is the root cause of many economic and social problems, such as boom-and-bust cycles, wars, corruption, and tyranny.”

3. No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier

  • “Instagram was about experiences— anyone could be interested in anyone’s visual experiences, anywhere in the world.”
  • “The more Instagram became a business, the more it had to compromise its original vision of creativity and community.”
  • “Instagram’s success was not just about the product. It was about the people behind it, and the culture they created.”

4. An Economist Walks Into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk by Allison Schrager

  • “Risk is everywhere, but it is not always obvious or easy to measure.”
  • “The key to managing risk is to acknowledge it, measure it, and price it.”
  • “We can learn a lot about risk from people who face it in extreme or unconventional situations.”

5. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

  • “People often make poor choices—and look back at them with bafflement!”
  • “We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy.”
  • “A nudge is any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.”

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6. The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach

  • “The secret to becoming an Automatic Millionaire is to pay yourself first.”
  • “The key to paying yourself first is to make it automatic.”
  • “The best way to make it automatic is to use the power of pre-tax retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s and IRAs.”

7. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko

  • “Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue – they live next door.”
  • “Wealth is not the same as income. Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend.”
  • “The key to building wealth is to live well below your means, invest wisely, and avoid conspicuous consumption.”

8. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

  • “The rich don’t work for money. They make money work for them.”
  • “The difference between an asset and a liability is that an asset puts money in your pocket, while a liability takes money out of your pocket.”
  • “Financial literacy is the ability to read and understand financial statements, which are the language of money.”

9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

  • “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
  • “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
  • “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

10. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

  • “The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”
  • “The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.”
  • “To achieve satisfactory investment results is easier than most people realize; to achieve superior results is harder than it looks.”