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30 Sizzling Value Investing Quotes & Timeless Wisdom


Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.

Proverbs 28:26

Some all-time great quotes from Warren Buffett to Ben Graham to many of their disciples.

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easier person to fool." Richard Feynman

You can't make a good deal with a bad person. Warren Buffett.

Volatility: the market always does what it's supposed to do, only never when it's supposed to do it. Arnold Van De Berg.

More money has been lost reaching for yield than at the point of a gun. Raymond DeVoe

Performance: It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority.

To be a value investor, you have to be willing [and able] to suffer pain. Jean Marie Eveillard.

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. Ben Franklin.

This may surprise you, but there were a large number of valuable buys during the Depression. Irvin Khan.

Great investors are not unemotional, but are inversely emotional - they get worried when the market is up and feel good when everyone is worried. -Bill Miller

"Seek facts diligently, advice never." -Philip Carret

"It is difficult to get a main to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it." -Upton Sinclair

"There are those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know." -John Galbraith

"Superior investors make more money in good times than they give back in bad times." -Howard Marks

"Risk means more things can happen than will happen." Peter Bernstein

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything but the value of nothing. -Phil Fisher

"You can't predict, but you can prepare." -Howard Marks

"Go for a business that any idiot can run, because sooner or later, any idiot probably is going to run it." -Peter Lynch

"The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something - and then pay a lot less." -Joel Greenblatt

"Neither a short-term borrower nor a long-term lender be." -Polonius

"I hated discussing ideas with investors, because then I become a Defender of the Idea, and that influences your thought process." -Michael Burry

"Being a value investor means you look at the downside before looking at the upside." -Li Lu

"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

"If we decide we are wrong about something, we exit. Period." -David Einhorn

"It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. There must be some wisdom in the folk saying: 'it's the strong swimmers who drown.'" -Charlie Munger

"Never ask a barber if you need a haircut." -Warren Buffett

"There are two hedges I know of; one is cash and the other is knowledge." -Bruce Berkowitz

"Confronted with a challenge to distill the secret of sound investment into three words, we venture the motto, 'Margin of Safety.'" -Ben Graham

"The art of stock picking is more about synthesizing information across disciplines and making decisions than a strict devotion to finance." Allan Mecham

"The future is uncertain; it is always a difficult time to invest." John Griffin

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6 responses to “30 Sizzling Value Investing Quotes & Timeless Wisdom”

  1. richard gordon says:

    Brilliantly done!

  2. ansgarjohn says:

    Great!

  3. Gammastyle says:

    Love it! I’m printing a couple of these out and putting them in my office. I think they apply to a lot of other things I do as well.

  4. haha I’ll try to get more created. I have help nowadays so I can get more content out there.

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