17 Investing Quotes You May Not Have Heard

by Ron Haynes

The Internet is full of quotes on investing. Here are a few you may not have heard or read:

“Your life must focus on the maximization of objectivity.” -Charlie Munger

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” – Warren Buffett

“The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different.’” – Sir John Templeton

“We work really hard never to get confused with what we know from what we think or hope or wish.” -Seth Klarman

“Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.” – Jim Rogers

“I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” -The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

“Invest in yourself. Your career is the engine of your wealth.” – Paul Clitheroe

“Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” – John Maynard Keynes

“When an investor focuses on short-term investments, he or she is observing the variability of the portfolio, not the returns – in short, being fooled by randomness.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade.” – Peter Lynch

“Investors should start with a view of skepticism. They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors. They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.” – Arthur Levitt

“It’s one of the most important things at the end of the day, being able to say no to an investment.” – Henry Kravis

“Value investing is risk aversion.” – Seth Klarman

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” -Richard Feynman

“All intelligent investing is value investing — acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.” – Charlie Munger

“It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.” – Epictetus

“Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.” – Warren Buffett

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1001 articles on The Wisdom Journal.


The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.


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{ 3 comments }

Jamie

Seth Klarman’s quote is really good. It is not enough to simply be optimistic to get good performance. You have to know what you are doing. Confusing the two is very dangerous indeed!

Shawn @ PipsToday

Thanks Ron to share these investing quotes with us. I was familiar with 3-4 quotes but have not heard all. I liked 3 quotes most shared by Paul, Peter and Richard.

Ron

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them.

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