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My Top 17 Investing Quotes

Many of them may seem cliche, however I often find quotes to be inspiring and reminders of what I should be doing in many aspects of my life. There are many quotes related to investing and over the years I have collected quite a few. There are quotes from Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, and other investment gurus. There are also quotes for relatively unknown people. My criteria is simple - if it makes me think and reinforces best practices then I like it! Here is a list of my top 10 investment quotes that I have collected over time.

  1. I rarely think the market is right. I believe non dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it. - Mark Cuban
  2. Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed. - Benjamin Graham
  3. I never hesitate to tell a man that I am bullish or bearish. But I do not tell people to buy or sell any particular stock. In a bear market all stocks go down and in a bull market they go up. - Jesse Livermore
  4. 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
  5. If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor. - Charlie Munger
  6. Stocks are a safe bet, but only if you stay invested long enough to ride out the corrections. - Peter Lynch
  7. Markets invariably move to undervalued and overvalued extremes because human nature falls victim to greed and/or fear. - William Gross
  8. Manage Your Risk or It Will Manage You! - Harald Anderson
  9. Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others. - John Maynard Keynes
  10. 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
  11. The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. - Frank Hubbard
  12. Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years. - Warren Buffett
  13. The market does not beat them. They beat themselves, because though they have brains they cannot sit tight. - Jesse Livermore
  14. Goodness is the only investment that never fails. - Henry David Thoreau
  15. Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. - Warren Buffet
  16. You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time. - Shelby Davis
  17. Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts, and in part on your ability to realize at the height of the ebullience and the depth of despair alike that this too shall pass. - John C. Bogle

I am always on the lookout for more quotes. Use the comments to let us all know your favorite quotes.

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