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101 Brilliant Investment Quotes From Top Investors


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Since real estate is one of the most significant parts of people’s wealth, investors, in general, tend to be really interested to invest in this dynamic sector. Meanwhile, powerful quotes from experienced people encourage, inspire, and motivate people to absorb wisdom and use it to their advantage.

So we've rounded up 101 brilliant investment quotes from all-time famous experts for those who are curious about investing.

Quotes from Warren Buffett

1) “Rule number 1: Never lose money. Rule number 2: Don’t forget rule number 1.”

2) "I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful."

3) “Never invest in businesses you can’t understand.”

4) “If you don’t feel comfortable owning a stock for 10 years, you shouldn’t own it for 10 minutes.”

5) “It is far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

6) "I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over."

7) “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

8) “Our favorite holding period is forever.”

9) “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”

10) “All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies.”

Quotes from Sir John Templeton

11) "The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'This time it's different.'"

12) “If you want to become really wealthy, you must have your money work for you.”

13) “The difference in effort was quite small—only an “extra ounce.” But the results, in terms of accomplishment and the quality of the achievement, were often dramatic.”

14) “If you earn a dollar and spend a dollar ten, you’ll be a failure. But if you earn a dollar and spend ninety cents, you’re on the road to success!”

15) “Defer pleasure until the job is done.”

16) “The best time to invest is when you have money.”

17) “For all long-term investors, there is only one objective - maximum total real return after taxes”

18) “Don’t panic. The time to sell is before the crash, not after.”

19) “Remember, no investment is forever."

20) “The wise investor recognizes that success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions.”

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Quotes from John D. Rockefeller

21) "The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets."

22) “Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.”

23) “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

24) “If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.”

25) “Save when you can and not when you have to.”

26) “The impression was gaining ground with me that it was a good thing to let the money be my slave and not make myself a slave to money.”

27) “I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.”

28) “Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.”

29) “It has always been my rule in business to make everything count.”

30) “Don’t blame the marketing department. The buck stops with the chief executive.”

Quotes from Robert Rolih

31) “If you are playing the rigged game of investing, the house always wins.”

32) “Investing is simple. It's the financial industry that works hard to make it complex!”

33) “The most popular investing products are the worst ones for investors.”

34) “Short-term trading is very time-consuming. That is why even “successful” short-term traders can easily have negative real ROI.”

35) “Love risk when making money. Hate risk when investing money.”

36) “When investing, more effort means worse results, most of the time.”

37) “Trying to pick the stocks that outperform the average is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.”

38) “You have 30 to 50 times better chances of creating a successful business than at succeeding as a short-term trader.”

39) “Trading the markets is a totally self-centered activity. Nobody’s life gets better because you trade. Except your broker’s life.”

40) “Knowing the right detail gets you a great return. Ignore them and you just crash & burn.”

Quotes from Peter Lynch

41) “Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what's actually happening to the companies in which you've invested.”

42) “The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn’t changed.”

43) “Know what you own, and know why you own it”

44) “Whenever you invest in any company, you’re looking for its market cap to rise. This can’t happen unless buyers are paying higher prices for the shares, making your investment more valuable.”

45) “Go for a business that any idiot can run – because sooner or later any idiot probably is going to be running it.”

46) “If you invest $1,000 in a stock, all you can lose is $1,000, but you stand to gain $10,000 or even $50,000 over time if you're patient.”

47) “Look for small companies that are already profitable and have proven that their concept can be replicated. • Be suspicious of companies with growth rates of 50 to 100 percent a year.”

48) “Find something you enjoy doing and give it everything you've got, and the money will take care of itself.”

49) “Understand the nature of the companies you own and the specific reasons for holding the stock. (“It is really going up!” doesn’t count.)”

50) “stick with a steady and consistent performer”

Quotes from Charlie Munger

51) “The big money is not in the buying or selling, but in the waiting.”

52) “Spend each day trying to be a little wise than you were when you wake up.”

53) “Take a simple idea and take it seriously.”

54) “Choose clients as you would friends."

55) “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments.”

56) “All intelligent investing is value investing, acquiring more than you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.”

57) “We look for a horse with one chance in two of winning and which pays you three to one."

58) “Simplicity has a way of improving performance by enabling us to better understand what we are doing.”

59) “A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair business at a great price."

60) “Once you get into debt, it’s hell to get out. Don’t let credit card debt carry over. You can’t get ahead paying eighteen percent.”

Quotes from Jim Rogers

61) “Never act upon wishful thinking. Act without checking the facts, and chances are that you will be swept away along with the mob.”

62) “If anybody laughs at your idea, view it as a sign of potential success!"

63) “Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up."

64) “Not one country in existence today has had the same borders and government for as long as two hundred years. The world will continue changing.”

65) “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.”

66) “There is nothing better than having to struggle and make your own way.”

67) “money is the lance, not the grail”

68) “I think this is also a great time to invest in private equity, helping companies grow from the ground up.”

69) “Index investing outperforms active management year after year."

70) “Bottoms in the investment world don't end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.”

Quotes from Paul Samuelson

71) “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.”

72) “Economics is a choice between alternatives all the time. Those are the trade-offs."

73) “Investing should be dull. It shouldn't be exciting."

74) “The remarkable fact is not how much government does to control economic activity, but how much it does not do.”

75) “We've become a debtor nation. I don't mean just on fixed-loan terms, but we own increasingly less abroad than is owned from abroad here."

76) “Avoiding inflation is not an absolute imperative but rather is one of a number of conflicting goals that we must pursue and that we may often have to compromise."

77) “Take a little bad psychology, add a dash of bad philosophy and ethics, and liberal quantities of bad logic, and any economist can prove that the demand curve for a commodity is negatively inclined.”

78) “I decided that there was only one place to make money in the mutual fund business, as there is only one place for a temperate man to be in a saloon: behind the bar and not in front of it."

79) “It is dead wrong about necessary surplus of winnings over losings."

80) “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Quotes from Grant Cardone

81) “Never lower your target; increase your actions.”

82) “There's no shortage of money, only of people thinking big enough.”

83) “Your greatness is limited only by the investments you make in yourself.”

84) “Average is a failing formula.”

85) “Don’t just make money, make a difference.”

86) “Cash flow is not bragging rights. It’s financial freedom.”

87) “Have a higher purpose than money.”

88) “Focus on the target, not the work.”

89) “Rich people invest. Poor people spend.”

90) “I openly detest Wall Street, stocks, 401k’s and bond investing. I despise the banks, who pay almost nothing to hold my cash, and then lend it out at 9X. I only invest in cash flow producing real estate.”

Quotes from Benjamin Graham

91) “The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go.”

92) “You must never delude yourself into thinking that you’re investing when you’re speculating.”

93) “Buy not on optimism, but on arithmetic.”

94) “Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.”

95) “If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume. ”

96) “The true investor will do better if he forgets about the stock market and pays attention to his dividend returns and to the operation results of his companies.”

97) “To have a true investment, there must be a true margin of safety. And a true margin of safety is one that can be demonstrated by figures, by persuasive reasoning, and by reference to a body of actual experience.”

98) “The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”

99) “Successful investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it.”

100) “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.”

101) “Investing isn’t about beating others at their game. It’s about controlling yourself at your own game.”


Successful investing is essentially intelligent investing. Learning from great investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch through timeless financial quotes and investment philosophy might just help you evade a few "traps" in your investment journey!

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