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117 Investing Quotes and Sayings

This collection of investing quotes and sayings provides practical insight into today’s investment markets. As always, be sure to plan carefully and work with a professional before making significant investment decisions.

These investment quotations include funny takes on the markets and some wise analysis of what works and what doesn’t. We hope you enjoy it.

Ten Best Investing Quotes

1.) Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.
Grant Cardone

2.) Never invest in a business you cannot understand.
Warren Buffett

3.) If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.
Warren Buffet

4.) In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.
Robert Arnott

5.) An investor without investment objectives is like a traveler without a destination.

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

7.) Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind.
Philip Green

8.) The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.
Robert Kiyosaki

9.) The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell.
Jonathan Sacks

10.) If your investing approach requires that you become Nostradamus to succeed, then you are destined to fail.
Barry Ritholtz

117 Good Investing Quotes

Good Investment Quotes

Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy, and don’t get too scared.
Shelby M.C. Davis

Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
Warren Buffett

Whenever you invest in any company, you’re looking for its market cap to rise. This can’t happen unless buyers are paying higher prices for the shares, making your investment more valuable.
Peter Lynch

Investing is about predicting the future, and the future is inherently unpredictable. Therefore, the only way you can do better is to assess all the facts and truly know what you know and know what you don’t know. That’s your probability edge.
Li Lu

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I’ve been doing a hybrid of investing and entrepreneurship, which I think initially I wasn’t set out to do. But I realized it fit my personality.
Sean Parker

Based on my own personal experience – both as an investor in recent years and an expert witness in years past – rarely do more than three or four variables really count. Everything else is noise.
Martin Whitman

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

You cannot save time for future use. But you can invest it for the future.

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Benjamin Franklin quote on investing

Funny Investing Quotes

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

Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket — it’s part ownership of a business.
Peter Lynch

The investor’s chief problem — even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.
Benjamin Graham

Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.
Jim Cramer

The broker said the stock was “poised to move.” Silly me, I thought he meant up.
Randy Thurman

The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.
Warren Buffett

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If you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
Old Proverb

If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.
Richard Branson

There seems to be an unwritten rule on Wall Street: If you don’t understand it, then put your life savings into it.
Peter Lynch

The grim irony of investing is that we investors as a group not only don’t get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don’t pay for.
John C. Bogle

The good news in investing is there are no HR problems. If there are no humans, there are no problems!
Mohnish Pabrai

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Short Investment Quotations

Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!
John Bogle

In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
Michael Jordan

Investing should be dull. It shouldn’t be exciting.
Paul Samuelson

In the world of money and investing, you must learn to control your emotions.
Robert Kiyosaki

The four most dangerous words in investing are: This time’s it’s different.
Sir John Templeton

Invest for the long-term.
Lou Simpson

Money and investing can be complex, confusing, and often boring subjects.
Robert Kiyosaki

There is no such thing as a value trap. There are investing mistakes.
Mohnish Pabrai

What’s the logic of investing millions in agriculture if it will not pay off?
Ehud Olmert

Successful investing takes time, discipline, and patience.
Warren Buffett

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The biggest risk is not taking one

Funding and Finance Quotations

Here are some important investing quotes for you to consider.

Rule #1: Don’t lose money. Rule #2: Don’t forget Rule #1.
Warren Buffett

Invest in yourself; you can afford it, trust me.
Rashon Carraway

I’m always investing. I’m constantly in talks with someone about some opportunity.
Xavier Niel

I am not criticizing investing in the stock market; I am an investor.
Grace Napolitano

To me, the most critical thing in agriculture is investing in peasant agriculture.
Jakaya Kikwete

When it comes to investing, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all portfolio.
Barry Ritholtz

You must trust yourself more than you trust others. Pay attention to your inner voice – it will tell you if how and in what you are investing is right for you.
Suze Orman

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Investment Sayings

When you invest in commodities futures, you are not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible of a company that can go bankrupt.
Jim Rogers

One of my rules for investing is, I don’t invest in a deal where I don’t think I have an unfair advantage and where I don’t think I can personally impact the outcome.
Chris Sacca

Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies.
Warren Buffett

Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.
Carlos Slim

Investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future.

A 10% decline in the market is fairly common — it happens about once a year. Investors who realize this are less likely to sell in a panic and more likely to remain invested, benefitting from the wealth-building power of stocks.
Christopher Davis

Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.
Warren Buffett

The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go.
Benjamin Graham

Rapidly changing industries are the enemy of the investor.
Mohnish Pabrai

The three most important words in investing are margin of safety.
Warren Buffett

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Wall Street Sayings and Wisdom

Here are some investing quotes from the most famous financial district in the world.

Sometimes buying early on the way down looks like being wrong, but it isn’t.
Seth Klarman

Earn as much as you can, save as much as you can, invest as much as you can, give as much as you can.
John Wesley

Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.
Grant Cardone

Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. You need a temperament that controls the urges that get other people into trouble.
Warren Buffett

Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.
John C. Bogle

Investing money is the process of committing resources in a strategic way to accomplish a specific objective.
Alan Gotthardt

All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies.
Warren Buffett

I’m trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she’s not afraid of it.
Donna Mills

Impact investing has become a broad umbrella that includes all investing with a focus on both financial return and social impact, but in its best form, impact investing prioritizes impact over returns and achieves outcomes that traditional investing cannot.
Jacqueline Novogratz

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Inspirational Invest Quotes

All intelligent investing is value investing. Acquiring more than you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.
Charlie Munger

Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high. Anne M. Mulcahy

Everyone wants a piece of land. It’s the only sure investment; it can never depreciate like a car or a washing machine.
Russell Sage

One of the very nice things about investing in the stock market is that you learn about all different aspects of the economy. It’s your window into a very large world.
Ron Chernow

A penny saved is a penny earned.
Benjamin Franklin

Never depend on a single income; make an investment to create a second source.
Warren Buffet

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors, be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.
Warren Buffett

Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.
Rhonda Katz

I made my first investment at age eleven. I was wasting my life until then.
Warren Buffet

Wealth isn’t primarily determined by investment performance but by investor behavior.
Nick Murray

The biggest risk of all is not taking one.
Mellody Hobson

Interesting Investing Quotes

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.
Dave Ramsey

When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work.
Aya Laraya

Investing time in yourself is the only safe investment that will give you maximum return throughout life.

When it comes to investing, we want our money to grow with the highest rates of return and the lowest risk possible. While there are no shortcuts to getting rich, there are smart ways to go about it.
Phil Town

I’m investing. I’m taking a lot of bitcoin, selling it as the price goes up, and putting it into real estate. Because then if bitcoin goes to zero – which, it’s an experiment, it could – I won’t be on the street.
Charlie Shrem

Investors should purchase stocks like they purchase groceries, not like they purchase perfume.
Ben Graham

To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game.
Robert Kiyosaki

An investment in education is an investment in our future.
David Wasinger

If you want your children to turn out well, invest twice as much time with them and half as much money.
Abigail Van Buren

Quotes About Investing

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
Paul Samuelson

The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate.
Andrew Carnegie

Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts and in part on your ability to realize, at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this, too, shall pass.
Jack Bogle

Investing in gold is one of the wisest decisions that you can make as an investor.
Fabrizio Moreira

Waiting helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait. If you didn’t get the deferred-gratification gene, you’ve got to work very hard to overcome that.
Charlie Munger

The main thing during a crisis is discipline, to begin investing in time again after the crisis subsides.
Suleyman Kerimov

Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with ten or 15-year lows.
Jim Rogers

An investment is deemed an investment only through its returns.
Lamine Pearlheart

The game of professional investment is intolerably boring and overreacting to anyone who is entirely exempt from the gambling instinct, while he who has it must pay to this propensity the appropriate toll.
John Maynard Keynes

Famous Investment Quotes

These notable investing quotes have stood the test of time.

Real estate is about the safest investment in the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

The game of investing is a process of discovering who you are, what you’re interested in, what you’re good at, what you love to do, then magnifying that until you gain a sizable edge over all the other people.
Li Lu

If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.
John Bogle

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.’
Warren Buffett

Well, the most important thing in investing is to know what you’re investing in, and if you’re confident in the outcome, it’s important to stay true to your position.
John Paulson

Individuals who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process.
Benjamin Graham

All throughout my life, I have been deeply immersed in start-ups, either because I was running one or investing in them or helping them.
Sam Altman

A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw, irrational emotions under control.
Charlie Munger

We are fond of saying that if these strategies are truly horribly overcrowded, then someone has apparently forgotten to tell the prices.
Clifford Asness

Investment Insights

Here are some more great investing quotes to get you thinking about your financial future.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.
Robert Kiyosaki

Mutual funds were created to make investing easy, so consumers wouldn’t have to be burdened with picking individual stocks.
Scott Cook

Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections than lost in the corrections themselves.
Peter Lynch

Teach your children about credit, tax, and investing. Be extremely truthful about how they all work.
David Sikhosana

I’ve been investing in the stock market for 27 years and, within that time, have helped investors beat the market nearly four to one.
Louis Navellier

If you do not know how to care for money, money will stay away from you.
Robert T. Kiyosaki

I am investing like a crazy person, mostly in internet start-ups. And I want to invest in Brazil as well because I am Brazilian, and that’s in my heart.
Eduardo Saverin

The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.
Ben Graham

An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.
Warren Buffett

Investing is a business where you can look very silly for a long period of time before you are proven right.
Bill Ackman

Investing Quotes FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about investing.

What is the best investing quote?

Our favorite is from Warren Buffett, “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.”

What are Warren Buffett’s two rules of investing?

“The first rule of investment is don’t lose (money). And the second rule of investment is don’t forget the first rule.”

What is Warren Buffet’s investment motto?

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

How much is Warren Buffett worth?

As of the start of 2022, Warren Buffett is worth a little over $112 billion USD. (That’s a lot of Dilly Bars!)

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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