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50+ Inspirational Investing Quotes To Consider As We Reach For The Moon!

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

I am always in search for inspiration as I move through my daily life, invest & create. Please enjoy the following quotes that I believe are interesting and valuable.  I will continue to add to this list as we move forward and include them in the ‘The View’ and ‘The WeekEnder’ our markets insights’ reports that are sent out FREE from Vista Partners daily/weekly. Sign up now if you are not already receiving our insight pieces by clicking here. 

  1. “Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” – Charles Mackay
  2. “It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.” – George Soros
  3. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” — Robert Arnott
  4. “Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!” — John Bogle
  5. “No Price is too low for a bear or too high for a bull.” — Anonymous
  6. “Investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future.” — Anonymous
  7. “Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing.” — Peter Lynch
  8. “Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.” –Rhonda Katz
  9. “If there is one common theme to the vast range of the world’s financial crises, it is that excessive debt accumulation, whether by the government, banks, corporations, or consumers, often poses greater systemic risks than it seems during a boom.” — Carmen Reinhart
  10. “It amazes me how people are often more willing to act based on little or no data than to use data that is a challenge to assemble.” ― Robert Shiller
  11. “A bull market is like sex. It feels best just before it ends.” — Barton Biggs
  12. “The investor’s chief problem — even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.” — Benjamin Graham
  13. “No profession requires more hard work, intelligence, patience, and mental discipline than successful speculation.” – Robert Rhea
  14. “The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself.” — Peter Thiel
  15. “Money is like a sixth sense – and you can’t make use of the other five without it.” – William Somerset Maugham
  16. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein
  17. “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.” – Warren Buffett
  18. “Thousands of experts study overbought indicators, head-and-shoulder patterns, put-call ratios, the Fed’s policy on money supply…and they can’t predict markets with any useful consistency, any more than the gizzard squeezers could tell the
  19. Roman emperors when the Huns would attack.” – Peter Lynch
  20. “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” – Grant Cardone
  21. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  22. “You cannot save time for your future use however you can invest time for your future.” – John F. Heerdink, Jr.
  23. “We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.” – Warren Buffett
  24. “Never test the depth of the river with both of your feet.” – Warren Buffet
  25. “Know what you own, and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch
  26. “Liquidity is only there when you don’t need it.” -Old Proverb
  27. “There is no such thing as no risk. There’s only this choice of what to risk, and when to risk it.” – Nick Murray
  28. “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson
  29. “Fear incites human action far more urgently than does the impressive weight of historical evidence.” – Jeremy Siegel
  30. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott
  31. “Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up.” – Charlie Munger
  32. “The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy.” – Edward Lampert
  33. “The rivers don’t drink their own water; Trees don’t eat their own fruits. The sun does not shine for itself, And flowers do not spread their fragrance For themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature” – PopeFrancis
  34. “It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority.” – John Templeton
  35. “Inaction and patience are almost always the wisest options for investors in the stock market.” – Guy Spier
  36. “Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive.” – Warren Buffett
  37. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
  38. “I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful!” -Bill Gates
  39. “Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won’t grow any faster than the rate of inflation.” – Suze Orman
  40. “The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.” – John F. Kennedy
  41. “If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. -George Bernard Shaw
  42. “The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. I get up at 4:30 in the morning, seven days a week, no matter where I am in the world. I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately.
  43. What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.” – Bob Iger, Former Ceo of Disney
  44. “In the short run, the market is a voting machine. But in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” – Ben Graham
  45. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” -Robert Arnott
  46. “The fundamental law of investing is the uncertainty of the future.” -Peter Bernstein
  47. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts?” -Robert G Allen
  48. “Greed is all right, by the way. I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.”-Ivan Boesky
  49. “Michael Marcus taught me one other thing that is absolutely critical: You have to be willing to make mistakes regularly; there is nothing wrong with it. Michael taught me about making your best judgment, being wrong, making your next best judgment, being wrong, making your third best judgment, and then doubling your money.” -Bruce Kovner
  50. “The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” -Jawaharlal Nehru
  51. “I talk about macro themes a lot because they are fun to talk about, but it is the risk management that is the most important thing. The risk control is all bottom-up. I structured the business right from the get-go so that we would have lots of diversification.” -Michael Platt
  52. “Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It’s almost always the wrong response.” -Larry Summers
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