Investment Quotes

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.-Warren Buffett


Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.-Donald Trump


The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.-George Soros


Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.-Oliver Wendell Holmes


Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.-J. Paul Getty


Diversify your investments.-John Templeton


When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.-Oscar Wilde


Sell in May, and go away; don't come back until St Leger day.-Anonymous


Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.-Woody Allen


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


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


Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.-George Soros


Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs.-George Soros


October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.-Mark Twain


The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.-John Templeton


If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.-Warren Buffett


Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.-Warren Buffett


If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks.-John (Jack) Bogle


A market is the combined behavior of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim.-Kenneth Chang


I hate weekends because there is no stock market.-Rene Rivkin


Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for ten years.-Warren Buffett


The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.-Peter Lynch


The four most dangerous words in investing are 'This time it's different'.-John Templeton


The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.-Frank Lloyd Wright


Literature is an investment of genius which pays dividends to all subsequent times.-John Burroughs


Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.-Sigmund Freud


There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.-Winston Churchill


Old men are prone to invest the futures of young men with their own past sorrows.-Horore de Balzac


Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.-Billy Rose


Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.-Robert Orben


The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.-Jean-Paul Kauffmann


Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.-Spike Milligan


Investors have very short memories.-Roman Abramovich


Goodness is the only investment that never fails.-Henry David Thoreau


Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.-Spike Milligan


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.-Benjamin Franklin


The best investment on earth is earth.-Louis J. Glickman


I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.-Mark Twain


If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.-George Bernard Shaw


There are opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, so yes back home we are talking about investment opportunities in Morocco for various sectors of our economy and we will continue to do that.-Donald Evans


There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.-Orison Swett Marden


There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.-Buzz Aldrin


This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development, investment and trade.-Donald Evans


To allow all U.S. workers to put part of their earnings into private investment accounts would definitely erode the Social Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors.-Grace Napolitano


Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes.-Bo Bennett


Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically.-Marilyn Hacker


Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit.-John L. Lewis


We are Americans. We - we - we are - we are doctors. We are investment bankers. We are taxi drivers. We are store keepers. We are lawyers. We are - we are part of the fabric of America. And the way that America today treats its Muslims is being watched by over a billion Muslims worldwide.-Feisal Abdul Rauf


We are seeing significant growth in foreign investment in Germany.-Gerhard Schroder


We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment.-Buffalo Bill


We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by law that includes all the revenues received from the Timor Sea, and invests in conservative, safe, long-term investment portfolios - right now in US Treasury Bonds.-Jose Ramos-Horta


We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.-Gordon Brown


We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches.-Kit Bond


We need to make a greater investment in human intelligence.-Bob Graham


We simply have to become more competitive as a state if we're going to be successful in creating jobs, bringing capital investment and raising income levels here in South Carolina.-Mark Sanford


We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.-Olusegun Obasanjo


We would certainly welcome the recipient nation to put their inspectors on our shores, if they wanted to make that investment to help protect that shipment that is outgoing.-Asa Hutchinson


We're looking to have the ability to come in and be able to capitalize on the marketing in order to grow the top-line. We basically leverage what has worked with our other successful acquisitions - investment in marketing, retention and student services.-John Larson


We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people.-Stephen Cambone


No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax.-Joe Biden


No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.-Brad Henry


On the other hand, I think that the family, the traditional family, has a fundamental social role, because it's there that children are born and the investment in children is the greatest investment a country can make. The benefits of this investment go to everyone.-Rocco Buttiglione


One of the things that has been truly incredible to observe though, is the amount of venture investment that has gone into early stage security technology.-John W. Thompson


One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits - a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment.-Chris Christie


Our Government is committed to pursuing policies and programs which facilitate a further lowering of the interest rates in order to fuel investment and growth. We call on the commercial banks to partner with us in this effort.-Said Musa


Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement.-Steve Bartlett


People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes.-Richard Neal


People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical.-Keith Haring


People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years.-John Hume


People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.-Walter Annenberg


Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment.-Max von Sydow


Public education is an investment in our future.-Matt Blunt


Real economic stimulus comes from real investment.-Tim Bishop


Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment. The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises, such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt.-Susan George


Renewable energy also creates more jobs than other sources of energy - most of these will be created in the struggling manufacturing sector, which will pioneer the new energy future by investment that allows manufacturers to retool and adopt new technologies and methods.-Jay Inslee


Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies - an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.'-Paul Ryan


So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing - today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers - you really need to have a cross-platform story.-Miguel de Icaza


So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology.-Daniel Yergin


Social Security is a family insurance program, not an investment scheme.-Diane Watson


Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores.-Anthony Weiner


Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down.-Jack Kemp


Everybody you talk to about insurance says the insurance market has become a lot more vibrant as a result of lifting, allowing the foreign direct investment.-John W. Snow


Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.-Sanjay Kumar


First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense.-Vinton Cerf


For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it's those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song.-Hilary Rosen


For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment.-Grace Napolitano


From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune.-Ferdinand Lassalle


Goodness is the only investment that never fails.-Henry David Thoreau


Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach.-Jesse James Garrett


I believe that States should be credited for their non-Federal investment in revenue-generating transportation facilities to address their regional transportation needs.-Michael Burgess


I can't think of any more important issue. If we get this right, we'll not only preserve our landscape for future generations we'll be able to generate I think more investment and more job opportunities in the inland and we sure as hell need those jobs.-John Anderson


I didn't really want to live, so anything that was an investment in time made me angry... but also I just felt sad. When the hopelessness is hurting you, it's the fixtures and fittings that finish you off.-Angelina Jolie


I don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here, but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich, but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation.-Paul Ryan


I have long felt that an investment by the Department of Energy of a million dollars a year for the next 30 years would pay a higher return than any other investment this country could ever make.-Wilson Greatbatch


I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it.-Hugh Downs


I have run large organizations, I know what it takes to create a healthy business climate, and I have more experience than Jerry Brown doing that. So it'll be a stark contrast, a career politician vs. someone who has met a payroll, gotten a return on investment, knows how to use technology to do more with less.-Meg Whitman


I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs.-Ed Rendell


I've leased the apartment; my partner is going to come out here. But we're keeping our house in Chicago because real estate is a really good investment and also because it is just crammed with full of stuff!-Ted Allen


If Congress doesn't raise taxes, you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion, possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check.-Grace Napolitano

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