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Quotes - Investing

"Bear Market: An episode during which common stocks are returned to their rightful owners." - Traditional Wall Street definition

“Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket" - Andrew Carnegie         

"You can't get rich trading hours for dollars." - Unknown

"The whole secret of investment is to find places where it's safe and wise to non-diversify. It's just that simple." - Charlie Munger

"Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investor...until the market goes down." -Steve Forbes             

“Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and they will briefly rain gold.” - Warren Buffet                     

“....Give me bad news any day over complete uncertainty." -Jim Paulsen               

“To repeat, while such an index-driven strategy may not be the best investment strategy ever devised, the number of investment strategies that are worse is infinite.”-John Bogle   

“Let every man divide his money into three parts, and invest a third in land, a third in business, and a third let him keep by him in reserve.” - Ancient Talmud 

“'It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future'” -Yogi  Berra

"How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case." - Robert G. Allen

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"You can't be normal and expect abnormal returns." - Jeffrey Pfeffer

"Diversification is the one free lunch of investing, and when you see a free lunch, the only rational thing to do is eat." -Cliff Asness

"The stock market is the only market where things go on sale and all the customers run out of the store..." - Cullen Roche

“Prices fluctuate more than values – so therein lies opportunity” – Joel Greenblatt

"The first rule of compounding is to never interrupt it unnecessarily." - Charlie Munger

"Its not whether you're right or wrong, but how much money you make when you're right and how much you lose when you're wrong." - George Soros

"The decision to hold cash as an asset is as much much an investment decision has as buying a stock" - Dan White

"The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists." - Benjamin Graham

"How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case." - Robert G. Allen

"The presence or absence of intrinsic productive capacity that lends itself to rational valuation seems to me the dividing line between investment and speculation" - Nick Murray

"Be bold and brave, then diversify and remain paranoid." - Morgan Housel 

"One of the best rules anybody can learn about investing is to do nothing, absolutely nothing, unless there is something to do." - Jim Rogers

"We've long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good." - Warren Buffett 

"Diversification is for those who lack conviction" - Cameron Winklevoss

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." - Carl Sandburg

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin

"Our favorite holding period is forever" - Warren Buffett

"Sometimes it is best to simply say "I don't know exactly what is going to happen, but I think X strategy has a high probability of working. I'm going to put skin-in-the-game and allocate capital according to X strategy. If I see data points Y and Z change, then I will re-evaluate my perspective." - Pomp

"If I've made one mistake in the course of managing investments it was selling really good companies too soon." - Lou Simpson 

"Advisors can create the best portfolios in the world, but they won't really matter if the clients don't stay in them." -  Harry Markowitz

"Skeptics sound smart. Optimists make money" - Nat Friedman