Investing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old investing quotes, investing sayings, and investing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Investing isn't about beating others at their game. It's about controlling yourself at your own game.     

Benjamin Graham

Understanding the value of a security and whether it's trading above or below that value is the difference between investing and speculating.     

Coreen T. Sol

If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.     

George Soros

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


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.     

Warren Buffett

Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.     

John Maynard Keynes

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

John Templeton

Investing is fun, exciting, and dangerous if you don't do any work.     

Peter Lynch

Investing and connecting are the key factors in turning any intention into reality.     

Rhonda Britten

A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.     

Warren Buffett

Investing requires qualities of temperament way more than it requires qualities of intellect.     

Warren Buffett

Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless.     

Warren Buffett

You've got to go into places where other investors, and especially fund managers, fear to treat, or, more to the point, invest.     

Peter Lynch

Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.     

Billy Rose

Investors can have 90% of their wealth in a single company, if it is the right company.     

Charlie Munger

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.     

Paul Clitheroe

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 is forgoing consumption now in order to have the ability to consume more at a later date.     

Warren Buffett

In trading/ investing it's not about how much you make, but how much you don't lose.     

Bernard Baruch

Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage.     

Peter Lynch

Unless you can watch your stock holding decline by 50% without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market.     

Warren Buffett

The strategy of putting all your eggs into one basket and watching that basket is less risky than you might think.     

Joel Greenblatt

To be a successful investor over the long-term, you must also pretty much enjoy the journey.     

Joel Greenblatt

Investing is laying out money today to receive more money tomorrow.     

Warren Buffett

When investing, more effort means worse results, most of the time.     

Robert Rolih

Investing is simple. It's the financial industry that works hard to make it complex!     

Robert Rolih

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 is about making probabilistic decisions with limited information about an unknowable future. The variables are well known, as are the possible outcomes.     

Barry Ritholtz

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.     

Warren Buffett

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

Alan Gotthardt