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Inspirational Finance Quotes

Choosing the right quote to use in an article can make it compelling. A good quote can enhance a press release, news story, or speech’s credibility and tell a story. Additionally, quotes can reinforce an idea, adds variety, showcase your knowledge, lighten the mood, and inspire. 

In fact, as discussed in a Fast Company article, science has found that there are several reasons why an inspirational quote can motivate us.

The coaching factor. 

Psychology and motivation expert Jonathan Fader, PhD, founder of the Union Square Practice, believes that motivational sayings are the result of a self-selection process. In addition, he says the belief that you will succeed can be a powerful motivator to work harder. Teachers, coaches, and mentors who believe in your abilities are more likely to encourage you.

The power of language. 

According to Ward Farnsworth, dean of the University of Texas School of Law and author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric, the words themselves have great power. There is an “appetite for well-expressed wisdom, whether it is motivational or not,” notes Farnsworth.

“Students of Latin see examples of aphorisms from 2,000 years ago, such as ubi concordia, ibi victoria, ‘where there is unity, there is victory.’ Usually, these sayings involve some keen insight put into memorable wording. They are little triumphs of rhetoric, in the old and positive sense of the word,” he says.

In either case, phasing contributes to effectiveness. Farnsworth quotes a study by cognitive scientists at Lafayette College that showed participants were more likely to think a rhyming aphorism was true when they were shown two statements of the same saying.

“As O.J. Simpson’s lawyer once said, ‘If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.’ The study shows that the way an idea is expressed can affect judgments about its merit,” he adds. For a more upbeat and inspiring example, consider, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” by Napoleon Hill.

The way words are arranged can also make one say the same thing more appealing and convincing than all the rest. Parallel construction, he adds, can be effective when two halves of a claim are “attractively balanced.”

“An example is the use of parallel construction, so that the two halves of a claim are attractively balanced, such as ‘marry in haste, repent at leisure.’ The reversal of structure, or ‘chiasmus,’ is also attractive—‘ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,’” he says.

An idea can also be made compelling by using metaphors. In business, people talk about “skating where the puck is going, not where it has been”-or about “dropping the ball.” They are making comparisons to sports implicitly. Farnsworth claims that metaphors succeed by making their subjects more visible, simple, or characterized. As an example, the quote “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is dumb” if it stopped after the first sentence would be much less powerful and evocative.

The primal aspect. 

Scott Sobel, president and founder of Media & Communications Strategies, Inc. in Washington, D.C., says some of their appeals may be rooted in biology.

“Humans are aspirational. We want to look up to role models and leaders and follow what they ask,” he says. “Leaders and their words–inspirational quotes–affect us on a primal level.”

It is also assumed that people in public positions must be accomplished, wise, or otherwise exceptional to have achieved those positions, hence the extra weight of the words of a recognized business executive, politician, or artist. Leadership messages from such people can be more impactful because of perceptions.

On Due, you can find a number of inspirational finance quotes. These inspirational finance quotes from past and present will empower you to run your business, community and make your life better by budgeting and saving money so that you can achieve your goals. 

Some of the quotes you may find on Due include;

  • “Money is like fire. It is only good when there’s just the right amount of it, when it’s properly contained and under your control.” — Vera Nazarian
  • “Budgeting has only one rule: Do not go over budget.” — Leslie Tayne
  • “Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it’s about having a lot of options.” — Chris Rock
  • “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.” — Gurbaksh Chahal
  • “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” — Jane Smiley

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