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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Lucky Penny Day: 25 famous and funny quotes about money

Are you in the mood to get lucky? Well, you may just be in luck! On the heels of Be a Millionaire Day, this annual “holiday” is also about money. May 23 is National Lucky Penny Day or Lucky Penny Day.

While many folks wouldn’t bat an eyelash and probably walk on by one today, finding a shiny penny used to be considered good luck back in the day. There was even a famous saying about it:

See a penny, pick it up,

All day long you’ll have good luck.

Give it to a faithful friend,

Then your luck will never end.

Whether you spotted one on the ground, under the couch or in a drawer, finding a one cent coin was a good thing, unless of course you were superstitious. While finding a penny facing heads up was good news indeed, it was actually considered bad luck to pick up a penny if it was heads down.

How to Celebrate National Lucky Penny Day

In honor of today’s occasion, why not gather up the kiddies and go on a penny hunt? Be sure to pick up ONLY the lucky pennies though!

Or why not take a moment or two out of your busy schedule and collect all those unused coins in your purse, wallet, piggy banks or jars? Believe it or not, those pennies do add up to some serious coin! You could invest them in a few penny stocks or haul them to the bank. Even if the cool cash only adds up to a few bucks, why not donate the money to a food bank, favorite charity or your local Humane Society? It’s a great way to clean up the clutter and give at the same time!

Famous & Funny Quotes About Money

  • A penny for your thoughts. ~ Proverb

  • Penny wise is often pound foolish. ~ French Proverb

  • A penny is a lot of money if you have not got a penny. ~ Yiddish Proverb

  • A penny saved is a penny earned. ~ Benjamin Franklin

  • Here are my two-cents. ~ Unknown

  • A bad penny always comes back. ~ German Proverb

  • Every time it rains, it rains pennies from Heaven. ~ Johnny Burke

  • Pennies do not come from Heaven. They have to be earned here on earth. ~ Margaret Thatcher

  • Time is money. ~ Benjamin Franklin

  • Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise. ~ Benjamin Franklin

  • For I can raise no money by vile means. ~ William Shakespeare

  • Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • Money aint everything, not having it is. ~ Kanye West

  • Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. ~ Ted Turner

  • Money won’t make you happy…but everybody wants to find out for themselves. ~ Zig Ziglar

  • The art is not in making money, but in keeping it. ~ Proverb

  • I can make more generals, but horses cost money. ~ Abraham Lincoln

  • Never spend your money before you have earned it. ~ Thomas Jefferson

  • A bank is a place that twill lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it. ~ Bob Hope

  • Money is like an arm or a leg – use it or lose it. ~ Henry Ford

  • While money doesn’t buy love, it puts you in a great bargaining position. ~ Christopher Marlowe

  • Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort. ~ Helen Gurley Brown

  • Money often costs too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The mint makes it first, it is up to you to make it last. ~ Evan Esar

  • Rule Number 1: Never lose money. Rule Number 2: Never forget rule number one. ~ Warren Buffet

Good luck! May 23 is also World Turtle Day.


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