Here are the 30 best investing quotes for stock investors

Nick Sundich Nick Sundich, September 15, 2023

What are the best investing quotes? Warren Buffett would account for several such as ‘be fearful when others are greedy’ and ‘Rule #1: Don’t lose money. Rule #2: Don’t forget rule 1’. But famous as they are, we think there are plenty that are just as good for investors. We outline our 30 favourite investing quotes.


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Our 30 best investing quotes

1) “It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority.” – John Templeton

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

3) “In many ways, the stock market is like the weather in that if you don’t like the current conditions, all you have to do is wait a while.” – Low Simpson

4) “Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part ownership of a business.” – Peter Lynch

5) An investment in knowledge pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin

6) 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

7) How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case – Robert G Allen

8) The biggest risk of all is not taking one – Mellody Hobson

9) Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stud. 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

10) 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

11) Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time – Jim Rohn

12) The investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself – Charles Asness

15) Risk cannot be eliminated; it just gets transferred and spread – Howard Marks

16) There is no such thing as no risk. There’s only this choice of what to risk and when to risk it – Nick Murray

17) Survival is the only road to riches – Peter Bernstein

18) More people lost money waiting for corrections and anticipating corrections than the actual corrections – Peter Lynch

19) Price is what you pay. Value is what you get – Benjamin Graham

20) Investment is the discipline of relative selection – Sid Cottle

21) Perhaps brains or a skill are the most portable and best wealth preserver – Barton Biggs

22) Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it – Grant Cardone

23) To make money in the markets, you have to think independently and be humble – Ray Dalio

24) Capital markets reward you for what you learn that other people have yet to ascertain – Kenneth Griffin

25) Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right – Bill Ackman

26) When most investors, including the pros, all agree on something, they’re usually wrong – Carl Ichan

27) Investors that do the best, and have done the best, are those that stay and compound at above-average rates over the long term – John Paulson

28) “Choosing individual stocks without any idea of what you’re looking for is like running through a dynamite factory with a burning match. You may live, but you’re still an idiot.” – Joel Greenblat

29) There’s no such thing as the goose that lays the golden egg forever – Robert Kiyosaki

30) Too many investors are trying to find the next Home Depot. Too few are trying to find the next Chrysler – David Dreman


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