It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The four most dangerous words in investing are 'This time it's different'.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30 percent of their ice cream.
Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
Investing is simple. It's the financial industry that works hard to make it complex!
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Investing means putting your money on something that has a good chance of winning in the short to medium term, and an even better, if not dead-certain, chance of winning in the long term.
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
Investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.
Once you adopt a value-investment strategy, any other investment behaviour starts to seem like gambling.
You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.
Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.
Investing money is the process of committing resources in a strategic way to accomplish a specific objective.
If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks.
My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter.
All intelligent investing is value investing, acquiring more than you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Investing is laying out money now to get more money back in the future.
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it!
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing – that's why we recommend it daily.
I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
Investors can have 90% of their wealth in a single company, if it is the right company.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Try to save something while your salary is small; it's impossible to save after you begin to earn more.
To be a successful investor over the long-term, you must also pretty much enjoy the journey.
Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn't do any good to look at the cards.
Money often costs too much.
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
In trading/investing it's not about how much you make, but how much you don't lose.
When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Investing is far more cumulative than chess. So long as you're sharp, you can do it for as long as you want
Fortune sides with him who dares.
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.
When it comes to investing, you are your own worst enemy.
Investing now in safe-guarding people by helping them to adapt to climate change, will help save money and lives while building resilience.
A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.
The strategy of putting all your eggs into one basket and watching that basket is less risky than you might think.
I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.
Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
You've got to go into places where other investors, and especially fund managers, fear to treat, or, more to the point, invest.
I'm only rich because I know when I'm wrong...I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.
Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
The best thing money can buy is financial freedom.
If you invest $1,000 in a stock, all you can lose is $1,000, but you stand to gain $10,000 or even $50,000 over time if you're patient. The average person can concentrate on a few good companies, while the fund manager is forced to diversify. By owning too many stocks, you lose this advantage of concentration. It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile.
As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.
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.
Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W's you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years.
I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Investing is not as tough as being a top-notch bridge player. All it takes is the ability to see things as they really are.
My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.
Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. 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.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.
Investing is important, but get debt-free first. That's what frees up your income so you can win.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self.
The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind.
It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.
Knowing the right detail gets you a great return. Ignore them and you just crash and burn.
If you don't value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it.
Investing and connecting are the key factors in turning any intention into reality.
Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage.
The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something and then pay a lot less.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
Investing is fun and exciting, but dangerous if you don't do any work.
Investing is forgoing consumption now in order to have the ability to consume more at a later date.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.
Sell in May, and go away; don't come back until St Leger day.
Many folks think they aren't good at earning money, when what they don't know is how to use it.
It's not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that's important.
Frugality includes all the other virtues.
The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.
Screw it, Let's do it!
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard, one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard.
Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don't want to impress people that they don't like.
Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless.
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.
In reality, no one knows what the market will do; trying to predict it is a waste of time, and investing based upon that prediction is a speculative undertaking.
Investing is about making probabilistic decisions with limited information about an unknowable future. The variables are well known, as are the possible outcomes.
Investors have very short memories.
When investing, more effort means worse results, most of the time.
It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.
It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.
Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.
If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
Investing requires qualities of temperament way more than it requires qualities of intellect.
Investing is most intelligent when it is most business like.
No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself.
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more; He who loses faith, loses all.
The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.
Value in relation to price, not price alone, must determine your investment decisions. If you look to Mr Market as a creator of investment opportunities (where price departs from underlying value), you have the makings of a value investor. If you insist on looking to Mr Market for investment guidance however, you are probably best advised to hire someone else to manage your money.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
In the long run, investing is not about markets at all. Investing is about enjoying the returns earned by businesses.
Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That's not just a catchy slogan. It's the very essence of successful investing.
Understanding the value of a security and whether it's trading above or below that value is the difference between investing and speculating.
A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.
Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth creation, so first you have to make wealth.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.
It's not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It's the customer who pays the wages.
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