Read the best investing quotes to boost your knowledge. Get tips from Warren Buffett, William O’Neil, John Bogle, and George Soros.
While saving money is important, it’s not enough. The other aspect of building wealth and financial security is investing.
Making sound investment choices allows you to put your money to work. It may also outpace inflation.
Also, the power of compound interest can make the risk-to-reward ratio worth it.
Investing is an opportunity to take control of your finances and grow your money.
Learn from the best investors through the following investing quotes.
You’ll learn from legends like Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Bill Ackman, William O’Neil, Carl Icahn, George Soros, and Benjamin Graham.
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The best investing quotes of all time
1. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” -Warren Buffett
2. “It’s not whether you’re right or wrong, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.” -George Soros
3. “Whatever your income level is, save as much as you can – up to 20 percent, but more if you can – and invest it. Put that into an IRA; put that into a brokerage account.” -Sallie Krawcheck
4. “It takes character to sit with all that cash and to do nothing. I didn’t get top where I am by going after mediocre opportunities.” -Charlie Munger
5. “Time in the market beats timing the market.” -Ken Fisher
6. “You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.” -Peter Lynch
7. “Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” -Shelby M.C. Davis
8. “Owning the stock market over the long term is a winner’s game, but attempting to beat the market is a loser’s game.” -John C. Bogle
9. “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” -Benjamin Graham
10. “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.” -Warren Buffett
11. “In the short run, the market is a voting machine. In the long run, it is a weighing machine.” -Benjamin Graham
12. “Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.” -Jim Rogers
13. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” -Albert Einstein
14. “Tiny differences matter in investing—a pursuit where small structural changes can add up to big differences in returns over time. Long-term compounding is an investor’s best friend, so why get in its way? There’s a huge benefit to getting these seemingly minor details.” -Guy Spier
15. “Minimizing downside risk while maximizing the upside is a powerful concept.” -Mohnish Pabrai
16. “When most investors, including the pros, all agree on something, they’re usually wrong.” -Carl Icahn
17. “I think one of my strengths is that I view anything that has happened up to the present point in time as history. I really don’t care about the mistake I made three seconds ago in the market. What I care about is what I am going to do from the next moment on. I try to avoid any emotional attachment to a market.” -Paul Tudor Jones
18. “If you are going to be a great investor, you have to fit the style to who you are.” -Michael Burry
19. “Every investment is a lump-sum payment for a future cash flow.” -Ray Dalio
20. “What has happened in the past will happen again. This is because Markets are driven by humans and human nature never changes.” -Jesse Livermore
21. “We don’t have an analytical advantage, we just look in the right place.” -Seth Klarman
22. “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.” -Dave Ramsey
23. “I find it much easier to find four or five investments where I have a pretty reasonable chance of being right that they’re way above average. I think it’s much easier to find five than it is to find 100. I think the people who argue for all this diversification — by the way, I call it ‘deworsification’ — which I copied from somebody — and I’m way more comfortable owning two or three stocks which I think I know something about and where I think I have an advantage.” -Charlie Munger
24. “The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something – and then pay a lot less.” -Joel Greenblatt
25. “The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.” -Edward Lampert
26. “Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.” -Rhonda Katz
27. “I don’t want a lot of good investments. I want a few outstanding ones.” -John Neff
28. “The whole secret to winning big in the stock market is not to be right all the time, but to lose the least amount possible when you’re wrong.” -William O’Neil
29. “If you can’t sleep at night, reduce your positions or get out.” -Martin Zweig
30. “Remember that stocks are never too high for you to begin buying or too low to begin selling.” -Jesse Livermore
31. “Taking this view, it is possible to see financial markets as a laboratory for testing hypotheses, albeit not strictly scientific ones. The truth is, successful investing is a kind of alchemy.” -George Soros
32. “It is misleading to focus on short-term results.” -Richard Dennis
33. “The four most dangerous words in investing are, it’s different this time.” -Sir John Templeton
34. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” -Warren Buffett
35. “When everybody is running around saying how great a stock is, everybody who can buy probably already has, and the only direction for the stock to go at that point is down. When it’s obvious and exciting to everyone, it’s too late!” -William O’Neil
36. “The psychological factor for investing has 5 areas. These include a well-rounded personal life, a positive attitude, the motivation to make money, lack of conflict [such as psychological hang-ups about success], and responsibility for results.” -Dr. Van K. Tharp
37. “Both from the standpoint of stocks and bonds, an investor wants to go where the growth is.” -Bill Gross
38. “You can only do three things with your money. You can spend it. You can invest it. Or you can give it away. And if you invest it, you’re really just getting more money to give away or buy something. How many things can you buy? So I don’t really think there’s a lot of choices.” -David Rubenstein
39. “Every investor around the world wants to invest in U.S. markets because they’re regulated and they’re licensed. They’re trustworthy; they have confidence. If you take that away, the global economy will take a hit like nothing else.” -Tyler Winklevoss
40. “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” -Paul Samuelson
41. “In many ways, the stock market is like the weather in that if you don’t like the current conditions all you have to do is wait a while.” -Lou Simpson
42. “The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.” -Warren Buffett
43. “Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.” -Will Rogers
44. “The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.” -John D. Rockefeller
45. “When the market deviates from your analysis, you have to cut losses without fuss or emotions.” -Alexander Elder
46. “I’ve never bought a stock, unless, in my view, it was on sale.” -John Neff
47. “I made my money by selling too soon.” -Bernard Baruch
48. “Lost dollars are simply harder to replace than gained dollars are to lose.” -Michael Burry
49. “Given a 10% chance of a 100 times payoff, you should take that bet every time.” -Jeff Bezos
50. “This company looks cheap, that company looks cheap, but the overall economy could completely screw it up. The key is to wait. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing.” -David Tepper
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