Investing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old investing quotes, investing sayings, and investing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game. Benjamin Graham
Understanding the value of a security and whether it's trading above or below that value is the difference between investing and speculating. Coreen T. Sol
If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring. George Soros
Sell in May, and go away; don't come back until St Leger day. Anonymous
Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn't do any good to look at the cards. Warren Buffett
Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others. John Maynard Keynes
The four most dangerous words in investing are 'This time it's different'. John Templeton
Investing is fun, exciting, and dangerous if you don't do any work. Peter Lynch
Investing and connecting are the key factors in turning any intention into reality. Rhonda Britten
A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem. Warren Buffett
Investing requires qualities of temperament way more than it requires qualities of intellect. Warren Buffett
Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless. Warren Buffett
You've got to go into places where other investors, and especially fund managers, fear to treat, or, more to the point, invest. Peter Lynch
Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting. Billy Rose
Investors can have 90% of their wealth in a single company, if it is the right company. Charlie Munger
Investing means putting your money on something that has a good chance of winning in the short to medium term, and an even better, if not dead-certain, chance of winning in the long term. Paul Clitheroe
Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes. John C. Bogle
Investing is forgoing consumption now in order to have the ability to consume more at a later date. Warren Buffett
In trading/ investing it's not about how much you make, but how much you don't lose. Bernard Baruch
Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage. Peter Lynch
Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market. Warren Buffett
The strategy of putting all your eggs into one basket and watching that basket is less risky than you might think. Joel Greenblatt
To be a successful investor over the long-term, you must also pretty much enjoy the journey. Joel Greenblatt
Investing is laying out money today to receive more money tomorrow. Warren Buffett
When investing, more effort means worse results, most of the time. Robert Rolih
Investing is simple. It's the financial industry that works hard to make it complex! Robert Rolih
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
Investing is about making probabilistic decisions with limited information about an unknowable future. The variables are well known, as are the possible outcomes. Barry Ritholtz
Investing is not as tough as being a top-notch bridge player. All it takes is the ability to see things as they really are. Warren Buffett
Investing money is the process of committing resources in a strategic way to accomplish a specific objective. Alan Gotthardt
The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something and then pay a lot less. Joel Greenblatt
Investing is most intelligent when it is most business like. Benjamin Graham
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right. Bill Ackman
Investing is fun and exciting, but dangerous if you don't do any work. Peter Lynch
Value in relation to price, not price alone, must determine your investment decisions. If you look to Mr Market as a creator of investment opportunities (where price departs from underlying value), you have the makings of a value investor. If you insist on looking to Mr Market for investment guidance however, you are probably best advised to hire someone else to manage your money. Seth Klarman
Once you adopt a value-investment strategy, any other investment behaviour starts to seem like gambling. Seth Klarman
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. The average person can concentrate on a few good companies, while the fund manager is forced to diversify. By owning too many stocks, you lose this advantage of concentration. It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile. Peter Lynch
Investing is far more cumulative than chess. So long as you're sharp, you can do it for as long as you want Patrick Wolff
Knowing the right detail gets you a great return. Ignore them and you just crash & burn. Robert Rolih
Investors have very short memories. Roman Abramovich
Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth creation, so first you have to make wealth. James Altucher
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
In reality, no one knows what the market will do; trying to predict it is a waste of time, and investing based upon that prediction is a speculative undertaking. Seth Klarman
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
In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard, one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard. Warren Buffett
Investing now in safe-guarding people by helping them to adapt to climate change, will help save money and lives while building resilience. Michael Franti
Investing is laying out money now to get more money back in the future. Warren Buffett
In the long run, investing is not about markets at all. Investing is about enjoying the returns earned by businesses. John C. Bogle
Investing is important, but get debt-free first. That's what frees up your income so you can win. Dave Ramsey
When it comes to investing, you are your own worst enemy. Barry Ritholtz