There are a few books that can remain planted in your mind long after you have read them. For me The Richest Man of Babylon is one of them. I therefore compiled some beautiful quotes that I came across from the book in this post. Sit back, read and enjoy.
1. No one lends his entire fortune, not even to his best friend.
2. And when youth comes to age for advice he receives the wisdom of years. But too often does youth think that age knows only the wisdom of days that are gone, and therefore profits not.
3. The thoughts of youth, are bright lights that shine forth like the meteors that often make brilliant the sky, but the wisdom of age is like the fixed stars that shine so unchanged that the sailor may depend upon them to steer his course.
4. Unto him who keepeth and spendeth not a certain part of all his earnings, shall gold come more easily. Likewise, him whose purse is empty does gold avoid.
5. If a man setteth aside nine parts of his earnings upon which to live and enjoy life, and if any part of this nine parts he can turn into a profitable investment without detriment to his well-being, then so much faster will his treasures grow.
6. Therefore do I say that it behoves a man to make preparation for a suitable income in the days to come, when he is no longer young, and to make preparations for his family should he be no longer with them to comfort and support them.
7. The man who, because of his understanding of the laws of wealth, acquireth a growing surplus, should give thought to those future days. He should plan certain investments or provisions that may endure safely for many years/yet will be available when the time arrives which he has so wisely anticipated.
8. Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing or beyond a man’s training to accomplish.
9. The more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn.
10. That man who seeks to learn more of his craft shall be richly rewarded. If he is an artisan, he may seek to learn the methods and the tools of those most skilful in the same line. If he laboureth at the law or at healing, he may consult and exchange knowledge with others of his calling. If he be a merchant, he may continually seek better goods that can be purchased at lower prices.
11. Always do the affairs of man change and improve because keen-minded men seek greater skill that they may better serve those upon whose patronage they depend. Therefore, I urge all men to be in the front rank of progress and not to stand still, lest they be left behind.
12. Cultivate thy own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skilful, to so act as to respect thyself.. Thereby shalt thou acquire confidence in thyself.
13. To the building of an estate there must always be the beginning. That start may be a few pieces of gold or silver which a man diverts from his earnings to his first investment.
14. To him who is without knowledge of the five laws, gold comes not often, and goeth away quickly. But to him who abide by the five laws, gold comes and works as his dutiful slave.
15. Good luck can be enticed by accepting opportunity.
16. Those eager to grasp opportunities for their betterment,do attract the interest of the good goddess.She is ever anxious to aid those who please her.
17. Action will lead thee forward to the successes thou dost desire.
18. Therefore, be not swayed by the fantastic plans of impractical men who think they see ways to force thy gold to make earnings unusually large. Such plans are the creations of dreamers unskilled in the safe and dependable laws of trade.
You can also have a sneak peak on the golden rules of money here