Top 50 Inspirational Investing Quotes Of All Time

Here are the top 50 inspirational investing quotes of all time to motivate you to be a successful investor. In random order.

  1. “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


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

  3. “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.”
    – John Bogle

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

  5. “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give the money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.”
    – Dave Ramsey

  6. “The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.”
    – Phillip Fisher

  7. “Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.”
    – Jim Cramer

  8. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”
    – Robert Kiyosaki

  9. “If you don’t study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at your cards.”
    – Peter Lynch

  10. “Finding the best person or the best organization to invest your money is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll ever make.”
    – Bill Gross

  11. “If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”
    – George Soros

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

  13. “Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1”
    – Warren Buffett

  14. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
    – Warren Buffett

  15. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
    – Warren Buffett

  16. “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”
    – Warren Buffett

  17. “The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.”
    – Warren Buffett

  18. “Our favorite holding period is forever.”
    – Warren Buffett

  19. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.”
    – Warren Buffett

  20. “An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”
    – Warren Buffett

  21. “Buy a stock the way you would buy a house. Understand and like it such that you’d be content to own it in the absence of any market.”
    – Warren Buffett

  22. “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

  23. “The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.”
    – Robert Kiyosaki

  24. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    – Benjamin Franklin

  25. “The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.”
    – Andrew Carnegie

  26. “If you want your children to turn out well, invest twice as much time with them and half as much money.”
    – Abigail Van Buren

  27. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.”
    – Robert Allen

  28. “Real estate is about the safest investment in the world.”
    – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  29. “The big money is not in the buying and the selling, but in the selling.” 
    – Charlie Munger

  30. “Those who keep learning will keep rising in life.”
    -Charlie Munger

  31. “Knowing that you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant.”
    -Charlie Munger

  32. “Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing.” 
    -Peter Lynch

  33.  “No wise pilot, no matter how great his talent and experience, fails to use his checklist.”
    – Charlie Munger

  34. “We don’t have an analytical advantage, we just look in the right place.”
    – Seth Klarman

  35. “The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something – and then pay a lot less.”
    – Joel Greenblatt

  36. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it. He who doesn’t pay it.”
    – Albert Einstein

  37. “The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.”
    – Edward Lampert

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

  39. “Rapidly changing industries are the enemy of the investor.”
    – Mohnish Pabrai

  40. “When it comes to investing, we want our money to grow with the highest rates of return, and the lowest risk possible. While there are no shortcuts to getting rich, there are smart ways to go about it.”
    – Phil Town

  41. “The desire to perform all the time is usually a barrier to performing over time.”
    – Robert Olstein

  42. “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

  43. “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,

  44. “If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.” 
    -Warren Buffett

  45. “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

  46. “The greater the passive income you can build, the freer you will become.” 
    – Todd M. Fleming

  47. “put time on your side. Start saving early and save regularly. Live modestly and don’t touch the money that’s been set aside.” 
    – Burton G. Malkiel

  48. “Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist.” 
    -Jeffrey Fry

  49. When the stock is up 30% in a month, don’t feel 30% smarter — because when the stock is down 30% in a month, it’s not going to feel so good to feel 30% dumber.
    – Jeff Bezos

  50. I live my life in such a way that — in a quiet moment of reflection, when I look back on my life that I have as few regrets as possible. 
    – Jeff Bezos

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