Most entrepreneurs and investors (perhaps even most people) dream about the day they’ll get to finally kick back, relax, and enjoy their lives without the need to constantly grind for their money. They dream of the day when their money can just continue to roll in and pay all the bills while they get to enjoy life. Their aim and the prize is passive income.

It’s a goal many strive for, and many eventually achieve. But, the process of laying the initial ground work can be long and arduous, which cause many people to lose steam and give up before they reach their aims of passive income. So, to help you stay inspired to keep your eye on the prize, we’ve pulled together some of the best passive income quotes of all time.

We hope they’ll keep you energized to keep dreaming big and making smart money moves, so you can eventually reach that glorious day when you’re making all the money you’ll ever need passively while you enjoy each day. Let’s dive into these quotes shall we?


1. “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until the day you die.” – Warren Buffett

2. “Make your money work so hard for you; so that you don’t have to work for it.” – Napoleon Hill

3. “Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.” – John D. Rockefeller

4. “Residual income is passive income that comes in every month whether you show up or not. It’s when you no longer get paid on your personal efforts alone, but you get paid on the efforts of hundreds or even thousands of others and on the efforts of your money! It’s one of the keys to financial freedom and time freedom.” – Steve Fisher

5. “When your money makes more than you do, you are officially wealthy.” – Dave Ramsey

6. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” – Albert Einstein

7. “You become financially free when your passive income exceeds your expenses.” – T. Harv Eker

8. “Get what you can, and what you get hold, Tis the stone that will turn all your lead into gold.” – Benjamin Franklin

9. “Your passive income should be greater than your earned income.” – Grant Cardone

10. “The stock market is the ultimate passive income machine.” – Matt Voss

11. “To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.” – Jim Rohn

12. “Until you have financial freedom you can’t do much, because somebody else owns you.” – Codie Sanchez

13. “Whenever we spend money instead of investing it, we are actually taking from ourselves—we are taking both the time we spend to make the money and the future freedom it can buy.” – Grant Sabatier

14. “The moment you make passive income and portfolio income a part of your life, your life will change.”

15. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” – Henry Ford

16. “Passive income is money you can earn without too much ongoing effort. After you identify and establish a stream of passive income, you won’t need to tend to it every day—but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to do some work now and then.” – Emily Guy Birken

17. “Dream big, start small, but most of all, start.”  –  Simon Sinek

18. “Money is in some respects like fire – it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master. When you have it mastering you, when interest is constantly piling up against you, it will keep you down in the worst kind of slavery. But let money work for you, and you have the most devoted servant in the world.” – P.T. Barnum

19. “Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” – Margaret Bonnano

20. “Wealth is measured in time.” – Myron Golden

21. “A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” – Suze Orman

22. “Having one income source is like taking public transportation. You’ll get to where you need to go but not on your time.” – Matt Morris

23. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” – Chinese Proverb

24. “Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins

25. “There’s an old saying: ‘Get your money to work for you as hard as you work for it.’ When I read that, it changed my life.” – Grant Cardone

26. “The secret to creating lasting financial change is to pay yourself first and then make it automatic.” – David Bach

27. “When you go to bed tonight, ask yourself, ‘What percentage of my day did I spend creating residual income?’ If the answer is zero, you’re in trouble.” – Robert G. Allen

28. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” – Orison Swett Marden

29. “Wealthy people historically have always had multiple sources of income, they don’t have one.” – Bob Proctor

30.  “Time is King.” – M.J. Demarco

31. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” –  Wallace D. Wattles

32. “Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me.” – Kevin O’Leary

33. “Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.” – George S. Clason

34. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

35. “Never depend on a single income. Make an investment to create a second source.” – Warren Buffett

36. “Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: not having to go to meetings, not having to spend time with jerks, not being locked into status games, not feeling like you have to say ‘yes,’ not worrying about others claiming your time and energy. Real wealth is about freedom.” – James Clear

37. “Remember why you started, remember where you’re headed, think of how great it will be to get there, and keep going.” – Ralph Marson

38. “The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.” – Chris Brogan

39. “In todays uncertain economy, the safest solution to be wealthy, be in total control and enjoy freedom for you and your family is to have multiple streams of income.” – Robert G. Allen

Final Thoughts

There you have it, some of the most inspiring quotes on passive income, along with a few bonuses snuck in there to keep you inspired and motivated to keep striving to get started and/or continue building your own.

That said, here are handful of related quotes that will keep you inspired on your financial success journey:

Till you reach your aims,


PS – If you these quotes about passive income inspired you, then you may equally enjoy our net worth profiles, considering most of them are written with passive income in mind.

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