Top 145 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Investors

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When it comes to investing, my suggestion is to first understand your strengths and weaknesses, and then devise a simple strategy so that you can sleep at night!
Patience is a crucial but rare investment commodity.
A successful business is either loved or needed. β€” Β© Ted Leonsis
A successful business is either loved or needed.
Investors must remember that their first job is to preserve their capital. After they've dealt with that, they can approach the second job, seeking a return on that capital.
The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.
I think the good part of the crisis is that finally, everybody is going to have to come to the table. That means the mayor's office, the board (of supervisors), the labor council, the chamber, small business. You end a recession healthier than you were when you went into it.
The free electoral process is one of the things that outsiders envy most about this country. The distinctly American two-party system is perpetuated through that process.
PLEASE don't ever think that you can't get out of the rut you may be in or think you can't take your life to a whole new level.. Anything is possible when you have a path, a plan and a desire to take action.
Most look at earnings and earnings potential, well I can't get into that game.
I'm one of the people who believe the great lines come from either Western or bluegrass music.
Your destiny isn't defined. You create it
You never get the high and you never get the low.
Everyone knows I'm no treehugger β€” Β© Robert A. Agresta
Everyone knows I'm no treehugger
We need more NBA owners to own WNBA teams.
When you look at the last 20 years in the NBA, there have been seven teams that have won the NBA championship. Six of those seven teams drafted the number one or number two pick; their foundational people.
The beauty of service-type businesses is that if they're well run, you have huge excess cash flow.
You have to have confidence in what you're doing.
Book values have some good and some bad features.
Basically, we try to buy value expressed in the differential between its price and what we think its worth.
Fear and greed are probably the worst emotions to have in connection with the purchase and sale of stocks.
Favored stocks underperform the market, while out-of-favor companies outperform the market, but the reappraisal often happens slowly, even glacially.
Make sure you have the courage to stay true to your convictions and not let the market affect your emotions.
I like the idea of company-paid dividends.
Each year we buy stocks and they go up, we sell them and then we try to buy something cheaper.
You never really know a stock until you own it.
Ben's emphasis was on protecting his expectation of profit with minimum risk.
Making a decision to sell is the most difficult thing we do.
Try to establish the value of a company.
Enjoy your work and have ethical standards.
Try not to let your emotions affect your judgement.
I liked the results of the profits in the markets.
Try to buy assets at a discount than to buy earnings.
This may surprise you, but there were a large number of valuable buys during the Depression.
Before selling, try to re-evaluate the company again and see where the stock sells in realtion to its book value.
Have a philosophy of investment and try to follow it.
I'm a passive investor. There are people who are very aggressive; they try to buy companies.
Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is. We fall in love with someone for a reason. That reason is either temporary or permanent.
Ben didn't want to lose money. He had had a rough time during the depression. β€” Β© Walter Schloss
Ben didn't want to lose money. He had had a rough time during the depression.
It is often said that our modern world is incapable of self-government.
Devise a simple strategy so you can sleep at night.
We invest in undervalued companies that exhibit strong fundamentals, above-market dividend yields and historic earnings growth, which our analysis indicates will persist. Our strategy is to own strong, fundamentally sound companies and to avoid speculative stocks or potential bankruptcies.
The more communities in which you are an active participant, the more likely it is that you'll be happy.
We get a feeling, if we can, about what we think the company is worth.
Ben was a very simple straightforward man with a brilliant quick mind.
Love the people that wanna see you be successful and help you expecting nothing in return. That’s priceless. Those are real friends.
I have been around a long time and Wall Street has changed a lot.
A realistic definition of risk recognizes the potential loss of capital through inflation and taxes, and would include at least the following two factors: The probability that the investment you chose will preserve your capital over the time you intend to invest your funds. The probability the investments you select will outperform alternative investments for this period.
When I buy a stock, I have kind of an idea where I want to sell it. β€” Β© Walter Schloss
When I buy a stock, I have kind of an idea where I want to sell it.
We can't score goals, we can't stop goals, we aren't hitting, we can't play on special teams... we all stink. We can try to improve but to do so we will need to make trades. And who would want our players that are underachieving?
The things I find most beautiful about a person are almost never physical.
Have the courage of your convictions once you have made a decision.
I'm at the stage in life where I get a lot of pleasure out of finding a cheap stock.
Get deep with me. Set your thoughts free.
I was in Graham's office the day he bought GEICO. Warren owns one-third of the stock today.
You have to have patience in this field.
Stockbrokers aren't too interested in a stock you can sit there for five years with.
It is very important to have a widespread curiosity about life.
People don't like to buy things that are going down.
Warren is a very good judge of people and he's a very good judge of businesses.
The ideal set up would be to own an NBA team, a D-League team, and a WNBA team.
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