Money Values

In order to teach children about money, we as parents have to examine our own attitudes and values toward money first, and then think about the things we want our children to understand. Let’s take a look at some quotes on money, which are popular sayings that have become acceptable as a general truth through long use. However, like any saying, each of the following adages could only fit certain situations, may not cover all aspects in our life. Use them as references.

  • “Money isn’t everything. It’s just most everything.” Money is very important to meet a lot of needs in our daily life. Such as food, housing, college.
  • “Money is power, & you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it.” When we have money we can do a lot of things, help schools, donate to those people really need it. Such as people who are suffering from natural disasters.
  • “Money’s only important when you don’t have any.” If we have a lot of money, more than we need, money becomes not so important to us.
  • “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” Money is just the outcome of hardworking using our ability.
  • “Money can’t buy happiness.” Money can not solve some person’s problems. For example, some well-paid movie stars who are taking drugs, having trouble with the law.
  • “Self-worth isn’t measured in dollars and cents.” It doesn’t mean that a rich person who has the money is valued in that way. Some people got rich by doing bad things, such as trading drugs; certainly they are not regarded as valuable people.
  • “Money, like manure, only does well when you spread it around and encourage small things to grow.” Money is just a tool to help people live better. Using money to pay for an education, to start a business, or to donate to charity are certainly good reasons for having money.
  • “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Wise money management needs knowledge.
  • “Those who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.” If a person put money as his or her fist priority, it will be very dangerous.
  • “Your money or your life.” We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us. Life is much more important than money.
  • “Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.” Money is not essence for us.
  • “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. “Once again knowledge and ability is much more import than money, because, if we do not have knowledge, do not have the ability to grow money, even we have money, money will gone soon.
  • “Never spend your money before you have it. “ A very good advice for avoiding debt.
  • “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. “ This is an excellent advice for us to have a healthy and happy life.

4 thoughts on “Money Values

  1. 让孩子学会计划用钱,不乱花钱的本领确实太重要了。

    [english]
    Let children learn to make a budget, and do not waste money is very important.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    子供が計画的にお金を使わせる。無駄にならないように。これは非常に重要です。
    [/japanese]

  2. お金の教育の基本は、物やお金を大切にすることですね。

    [english]
    Basic education on money is to know the value of goods and money, and use them efficiently.[/english]
    [chinese]
    金钱教育的基本是珍稀物品和金钱。
    [/chinese]

  3. 一位名人说:人有三种财富,第一是健康,第二是知识,第三是金钱.
    我觉得说得很有道理,很值得人深思.

    [english]
    A celebrity said: “people have three kinds of wealth, the first is health, the second is knowledge and the third is money.”
    I think it is very reasonable, and is worth serious consideration.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    ある有名人によると:人間は3つの種類の財産があります。健康は一番目で、知識は2番目で、お金は3番目です。
    私もそう思います。この考え方は真剣に検討する価値があると思います。
    [/japanese]

  4. 我也认为健康第一。

    [english]
    I also think that health is the first priority.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    私も健康が第一だと思います。
    [/japanese]

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