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A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 7-23-19)

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth.

With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and thoughts from those that are successful in life and from investors who have conquered the markets and would encourage you to do so as well.

Here is a list of inspiring quotes that we will continue to add to overtime. So please enjoy them today and come back regularly to continue to find inspiration as we add to this list.

  1. “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
  2. “Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.” – Jim Rogers
  3. “The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.” – Phillip Fisher
  4. “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham
  5. “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.” – Dave Ramsey
  6. “Invest in yourself, you can afford it, trust me.”- Rashon Carraway
  7. “The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell.” –  Jonathan Sacks
  8. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  9.  “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” – Grant Cardone
  10. “You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” – Gordon B. Hinkley
  11. “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” – Benjamin Graham
  12. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen
  13. “Rule No. 1: never lose money; rule No. 2: don’t forget rule No. 1” – Warren Buffett, The Oracle of Omaha
  14. “It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority.” – John Templeton
  15. “Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts and in part on your ability to realize, at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this too, shall pass.” – Jack Bogle
  16. “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw, irrational emotion under control.”-Charlie Munger
  17. “I call investing the greatest business in the world … because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate, the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! and nobody calls a strike on you. There’s no penalty except opportunity lost. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when the fielders are asleep, you step up and hit it.”– Warren Buffett
  18. “To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble”. – Christian D. Larson
  19. “History provides a crucial insight regarding market crises: they are inevitable, painful and ultimately surmountable.” – Shelby M.C. Davis
  20. “I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.” — Shaquille O’Neal 
  21. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
  22. As time goes on, I get more and more convinced that the right method of investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes.” – John Meynard Keynes
  23. “The ideal business is one that earns very high returns on capital and that keeps using lots of capital at those high returns. That becomes a compounding machine.” – Warren Buffett
  24. “All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don’t work out.” – Peter Lynch
  25. “No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn’t matter how hard you hit back. It’s about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That’s how you win.” – Sylvester Stallone
  26. “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
  27. “In the long run, investing is not about markets at all. Investing is about enjoying the returns earned by businesses.” – John “Jack” Bogle
  28. “Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up.”
    Charlie Munger
  29. “The person who starts simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.”-  John D. Rockefeller
  30. “Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.” – Zig Ziglar
  31. “Investing money is the process of committing resources in a strategic way to accomplish a specific objective.” – Alan Gotthardt
  32. “The desire to perform all the time is usually a barrier to performing over time.” – Robert Olstein
  33. “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”
    — Charles Bukowski
  34. “There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.” – Jim Morrison
  35. “The American stock market is similar to watching a person walk up the stairs with a yo-yo. People focus on the yo-yo going up and down, while the real story is the consistent movement of the person up the stairs.” – Tom Lewis
  36. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”- Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize Winner
  37. “An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it”  – Warren Buffett
  38. “Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.”  – John Maynard Keynes
  39. “No profession requires more hard work, intelligence, patience, and mental discipline than successful speculation.”Robert Rhea
  40. “Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.” George Soros
  41. “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy. Profit from folly rather than participate in it”Warren Buffett
  42. “I rarely think the market is right. I believe non-dividend stocks aren’t much more than baseball cards. They are worth what you can convince someone to pay for it.”Mark Cuban
  43. “Owning stocks is like having children — don’t get involved with more than you can handle.” – Peter Lynch
  44. “One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute. ” – William Feather
  45. “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble” – Warren Buffett
  46. “If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.” – Bernard Baruch
  47. “The secret to being successful from a trading perspective is to have an indefatigable and an undying and unquenchable thirst for information and knowledge.” – Paul Tudor Jones
  48. “I don’t look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett

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