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22 Must Know Investment Quotes By Some Of The Worlds Greatest Investors

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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A number of these stock market legends have predicted huge crashes, have been the backing behind very successful, world renowned companies and a few of them have even made their millions to billions in just days.

Here are 22 must know investor quotes by some of the worlds greatest investors.

 

The Top 22 Investment Quotes

warren-buffett quoteWarren Buffett (Net Worth $39 Billion) – “‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”

george-soros quoteGeorge Soros (Net Worth $22 Billion) – “I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”

 

carl-icahn quoteCarl Icahn (Net Worth $13 Billion) – “You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog”

 

david-rubenstein-quoteDavid Rubenstein (Net Worth $2.8 Billion) – “Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.”

ray-dalio quoteRay Dalio (Net Worth $6.5 Billion) – “More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don’t is a willingness to look at themselves and others objectively.”

Alisher-Usmanov-QuoteAlisher Usmanov (Net Worth $18.1 Billion) – “First of all I trust my own instinct, experience that I gained over years and feeling when the moment is right for buying shares. That is what one calls intuition.

carlos slim quoteCarlos Slim (Net Worth $69 Billion) – “Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.”

 

edward-lampert quoteEddie Lampert (Net Worth $3 Billion) – “This idea of anticipation is key to investing and to business generally. You can’t wait for an opportunity to become obvious. You have to think, “Here’s what other people and companies have done under certain circumstances. Now, under these new circumstances, how is this management likely to behave?”

t boone pickens quoteT. Boone Pickens (Net Worth $1.4 Billion) – “The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you’re going to hunt elephants, don’t get off the trail for a rabbit.”

Charlie Munger quoteCharlie Munger (Net Worth $1 Billion) – “If you took our top fifteen decisions out, we’d have a pretty average record. It wasn’t hyperactivity, but a hell of a lot of patience. You stuck to your principles and when opportunities came along, you pounced on them with vigor.”

Jim Cramer QuoteJim Cramer (Net Worth $100 Million) – “As long as you enjoy investing, you’ll be willing to do the homework and stay in the game. That’s why I try to make the show so entertaining, because if you aren’t interested, you’ll either miss the opportunity to make money in the market or not pay enough attention and end up losing your shirt.”

Michael Milken QuoteMichael Milken (Net Worth $2.1 Billion) – “My experience indicates that most people who’ve accumulated a great deal of wealth haven’t had that as their goal at all. Wealth is only a by-product, not the original motivation.”

david-tepper quoteDavid Tepper (Net Worth $5 Billion) – “This company looks cheap, that company looks cheap, but the overall economy could completely screw it up. The key is to wait. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing.”

Benjamin Graham QuoteBenjamin Graham – R.I.P (Net Worth Unknown) – “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. This means that he should be able to justify every purchase he makes and each price he pays by impersonal, objective reasoning that satisfies him that he is getting more than his money’s worth for his purchase.”

louis-bacon quoteLouis Bacon (Net Worth $1.4 Billion) – “As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos.”

 

paul-tudor-jones quotePaul Tudor Jones (Net Worth $3.2 Billion) – “Were you want to be is always in control, never wishing, always trading, and always, first and foremost protecting your butt. After a while size means nothing. It gets back to whether you’re making 100% rate of return on $10,000 or $100 million dollars. It doesn’t make any difference.”

peter-thiel_quotePeter Thiel (Net Worth $1.5 Billion) – “Value investors look at cash flows. If a company can maintain present cash flows for 5 or 6 years, it’s a good investment. Investors then just hope that those cash flows—and thus the company’s value—don’t decrease faster than they anticipate.”

bruce-kovner quoteBruce Kovner (Net Worth $4.3 Billion) – ” My experience with novice traders is that they trade three to five times too big. They are taking 5 to 10 percent risks on a trade when they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks. The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you can’t trade.”

rene-rivkin-quoteRene Rivkin (Net Worth $346 Million) – “When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?”

 

peter lynch quotePeter Lynch (Net Worth $352 Million) – “I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.”

John Templeton QuoteJohn Templeton (Net Worth $20 Billion)– “The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”

 

jack bogle quoteJohn (Jack) Bogle (Net Worth $4 Billion) – “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.”

 

 

Article By Joel Brown

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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  1. Raymona Brown

    Jul 1, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Another all inspiring post, the one that really stood out for me was “Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.” it is very true, being able to invest successfully is not just an opportunity because it creates wealth but is also an opportunity because it allows you to grow in many other aspects of life.

  2. JJ Wong

    Sep 8, 2012 at 11:35 am

    This is really something. They’re all very successful, definitely a great inspiring list to read on.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. curtis c

    Jul 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    to me never listen to anyone but what your own heart and soul tell you from from within if you belieave in yourself enough from deep down within nothing can ever touch you and nothing can ever harm you if you hold that close and never let go if you keep the fire of desire the passion and the power of the human spirit burning deep with hard enoguh and for long enough you dreams and your vision will always come true to you for protecting your dream just see it to be-

    this is what i have taught myself and this is what i have learned and embraced from my past and the mistakes i have made and the outlook i have on how i belieave i have chosen my own destiney over the future. i hope you have enjoyed reading thank you.

  4. Sahil

    Jul 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    For those of you who are looking to invest in shares , i would recommend two books Security Analysis and The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham the day you will read these two books you will start producing gains yourself. I read the book, then went on to buy share of a company and that has so far returned me 30% profit in just over 2 months now this is impressive because never before in my life i made this gain and i was so sure of that. I still feel the share will go another 50% upwards. Let’s see.

  5. JoeS

    May 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Maybe we could forward this to the President. He listens to stupid people.

  6. reynold l

    May 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

    you should really invest in an industry that you understand. You should find one great investor and follow his lead, but someone that is in an industry that you have an understanding or a passion for. there is a reason why these guys have made it. find out their strategy and replicate if you must.

  7. Jay Nice

    May 23, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Hey guys, I have never dealt shares. I have 10K to put down. Do you think this advice will help me become a great investor? I just dont want to make some goofy mistakes. I want to invest in new companies like Natural Gas, Green Companies, Tech Startups. Anybody know of good industries to invest in please let me know???

    • Jennifer

      Jul 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

      Jay Nice,
      I’ve recently invested in a company dealing with natural gas & electricity. It has turned out to be VERY profitable. I’d be happy to share the info with you on the company I’m dealing with if you’re still looking for info! You can let me know via email (jsking73@aol.com).

    • sibusiso

      Nov 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

      please not choosy investors don’t normally make it in the market but investors looking for profit do good. i’d say make money then think abt changing the world.

    • Nikhil Joshi

      Dec 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

      Hey Jay

      Investing is a process, making or losing money is the by product of the process. You learn and develop your own process. Win or lose will be entirely up to you because of your own process. All can I say is invest the 10K and find your own process.

      Nikhil

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