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Quotes About Investing

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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

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

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

Money is always eager and ready to work for anyone who is ready to employ it.
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

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

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

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

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

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

If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little.


Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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

Then it is your opinionthat 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

Saving is a great habit but without investing and tracking, it just sleeps
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

At the end of the day, if youre wasting your time by not investing in yourself, youre going to
waste awayand that would be the greatest waste of all.
Richie Norton

Nearly every time I strayed from the herd, I've made a lot of money. Wandering away from the
action is the way to find the new action.
Jim Rogers

In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street 'experts' were
down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.
Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea
James J. Houts

Everyday i meet with clients including widows and divorcees who have the same fears about
money and it's my role to empower them, and women in general, to take control of their finances
and create a plan.
Maili Wong, Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy To Achieve A Work-Optional Life

I think the very best attitude for anyone investing in the stock market is to make up his mind to
lose money.
The Duchess Gloriana XII
Leonard Wibberley
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street "experts" were
down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.
Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea
James J. Houts

Smart Risk will shatter the emotional myths to investing and help Canadians see the
opportunities in today's volatile market.
Maili Wong, Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy To Achieve A Work-Optional Life
Be a Flea, not a Bull or a Bear. Don't delay, retire anyway. Trading is NOT a four letter word. Buy
carefully, sell aggressively. Don't mark duds while drinking. When your plan fails, change it.
Don't be slow, don't be greedy. Don't be obtuse with a machine gun pointed at you. There's still
time to build wealth and retire well.
The Stock Market Flea: Lessons from the Front
James J. Houts, The Stock Market Flea: Lessons from the Front
Some people will each start investing more of their salary on their house and spending less of it
on their car or cars only when they start being able to take their house to work, funerals,
weddings, etc.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Keeping your ear to the ground in the Markets is a sound investment.


Amah Lambert
Never invest in any scheme that is based on a metaphor, or anything with the word, next, in it
(e.g., this kid is the next Elvis Presley, this will be the Lake Lucerne of the Southwest). You
will lose your shirt.
Clifford Cohen
There are no good or bad stocks. The company is either good or bad. Stocks are just stocks.
Kenneth L. Fisher, Beat the Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking
Differently