Investing Quotes

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Idowu Koyenikan
“When money realizes that it is in good hands, it wants to stay and multiply in those hands.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Warren Buffett
“It's nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it's a little like saving sex for your old age.”
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
“Games are won by players who focus on the playing field –- not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.”
Warren Buffett

Mark Twain
“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.”
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

Warren Buffett
“Investors should be skeptical of history-based models. Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the models. Beware of geeks bearing formulas. ”
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble”
Warren Buffett

Robert J. Shiller
“It amazes me how people are often more willing to act based on little or no data than to use data that is a challenge to assemble.”
Robert J. Shiller

Warren Buffett
“If you aren't thinking about owning a stock for ten years, don't even think about owning it for ten minutes.”
Warren Buffett

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold

Jim Rogers
“Acknowledge the complexity of the world and resist the impression that you easily understand it. People are too quick to accept conventional wisdom, because it sounds basically true and it tends to be reinforced by both their peers and opinion leaders, many of whome have never looked at whether the facts support the received wisdom. It's a basic fact of life that many things "everybody knows" turn out to be wrong.”
Jim Rogers

“Speculation is an effort, probably unsuccessful, to turn a little money into a lot. Investment is an effort, which should be successful, to prevent a lot of money from becoming a little.”
Fred Schwed Jr., Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street

“You can get in way more trouble with a good idea than a bad idea, because you forget that the good idea has limits.”
Ben Graham

Roger Lowenstein
“Buffett's methodology was straightforward, and in that sense 'simple.' It was not simple in the sense of being easy to execute. Valuing companies such as Coca-Cola took a wisdom forged by years of experience; even then, there was a highly subjective element. A Berkshire stockholder once complained that there were no more franchises like Coca-Cola left. Munger tartly rebuked him. 'Why should it be easy to do something that, if done well two or three times, will make your family rich for life?”
Roger Lowenstein, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

“The broker said the stock was "poised to move." Silly me, I thought he meant up.”
Randy Thurman

“Investing money is the process of committing resources in a strategic way to accomplish a specific objective.”
Alan Gotthardt, The Eternity Portfolio

Charles Dickens
“Then it is your opinion…that a man should never-“
-Invest in portable property in a friend?”… “Certainly he should not. Unless he wants to get rid of the friend- and then it becomes a question how much portable property it may be worth to get rid of him.”
Charles Dickens

Debasish Mridha
“He who earns and does not invest will have to work for the rest of his life.”
Debasish Mridha

“The notion, a debatable one, is that the man who knows the problems necessarily knows the answers.

This book has not been successful if it has not suggested some big-league problems, such as:

(1) Should our financial machinery be scrapped?
(2) Should it be further tinkered with, and if so, how much further?
(3) Is capitalism doomed?
(4) What active stock selling under five dollars looks hot just now for a quick turn to pay for the Buick the wife just bought?


There isn’t an assistant instructor in economics in any faculty who can’t answer these and similar questions rapidly and categorically, and if that is not enough there are a million laymen eager to do so. So I don’t feel that my vote is much needed.”
Fred Schwed Jr., Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street

“put time on your side. Start saving early and save regularly. Live modestly and don't touch the money that's been set aside.”
Burton G. Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Michel Foucault
“Modern man is not the man who goes off to discover himself, his secrets, and his hidden truth; he is a man who tries to invest himself”
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction

“I view investing as a method of purchasing assets to gain profit in the form of reasonably predictable income (dividends, interest, or rentals) and /or appreciation over the long term.”
Burton G. Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Eric Milton
“...the stock market is the best wealth-building vehicle that exists today for the average American. Hell, for most if not all Americans!”
Eric Milton, The Stock Market is For Everyone: an introductory guide to basic investing, for those who've never thought they could invest

Roger Lowenstein
“Bundy sternly tool his fellow endowment fund managers to task - not for being too bold, but for being insufficiently so:
We have the preliminary impression that over the long run caution has cost our colleges and universities much more than imprudence or excessive risk-taking.”
Roger Lowenstein, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

“The indignation school of writers never tires of pointing out the millions that are stolen in the Street. But while the millions are being stolen, the billions are being lost. Nothing crooked—just bad luck and bad brains met together in an effort to do something that couldn’t be done in the first place.”
Fred Schwed Jr., Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street

Peter Lynch
“If you can follow only one bit of data, follow the earnings - assuming the company in question has earnings.”
Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market

Peter Lynch
“When you sell in desperation, you always sell cheap.”
Peter Lynch, One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market

“The bubble, as investing phenomenon, has been well studied ever since the 17th-century tulip frenzy. Its counterpart in bear markets is not well understood.”
Kenneth L. Fisher

Manoj Arora
“Not money, Not skills, but Time is the biggest lever for massive wealth creation”
Manoj Arora, The Autobiography Of A Stock

Gavin John Adams
“Like all financial schemes, the Mississippi Scheme was constructed upon the volatile foundation of confidence. For the public to continue to use the Banque Royale’s banknotes, it had to remain confident that those banknotes would retain and represent their stated face value. And for the public to continue to invest in Mississippi Company shares, it had to remain confident that the prospects of the Mississippi Company justified the market price of the shares.”
Gavin John Adams, John Law: The Lauriston Lecture and Collected Writings

“An investment is deemed an investment only through its returns." - On Investment”
Lamine Pearlheart

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