Trading Sayings and Quotes

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

Trade is the best cure for prejudice.     

Baron de Montesquieu

Anything that makes it easier to imagine trading places with someone else increases your moral consideration for that other person.     

Steven Pinker

The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading.     

Victor Sperandeo

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by at in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing-you may know that your society is doomed.     

Ayn Rand

Much of our trading comes down to a battle between our patience and our impulses.     

Steve Burns

Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.     


If you don't like trading, gambling and betting, then you don't like living.     

William C. Brown

Don't trade future blessings for temporary pleasures.     

Don Davis

Derivatives trading should be standardized and as much as possible moved to clearinghouses.     

Paul Singer

The majority of short term trading results are just random. In the long term the money ends up with those that can trade and manage risk.     

Steve Burns

The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading.     

Victor Sperandeo

The problem with trading dominant players of that size is you never get in return what you've bargained away.     

Phil Jackson

There is no mercy in trading life for life. And certainly no righteousness. Mercy, once given, cannot be taken back.     

Janet Morris

When you're trading well, you have a better mental attitude. When you're trading poorly, you start wishing and hoping. Instead of getting into trades you think will work, you end up getting into trades you hope will work.     

Randy McKay

No trade will be made unless they want the thing more than they want their money.     

Roy H. Williams

Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream.     

Abraham Lincoln

Trading is very competitive and you have to be able to handle getting your butt kicked.     

Paul Tudor Jones

Free trade should not mean free labor.     

Stephen F. Lynch

Trading gives you an incredibly intense feeling of what life is all about.      

Paul Tudor Jones

Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.     

Benjamin Franklin

By exchanging quality time for 'turn-up' times, what many of today's wayward youngsters have become - men and women of the village have failed them.     

T.F. Hodge

Trading decisions should be made as unemotionally as possible.     

Richard Dennis

The first rule of trading - there are probably many first rules - is don't get caught in a situation in which you can lose a great deal of money for reasons you don't understand.     

Bruce Kovner

Trading is more or less like betting or gambling, but only without the pleasure show of the game.     

William C. Brown

Free trade is not a principle, it is an expedient.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes instantly.     

Tony Robbins

Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.     

Edmund Burke

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

Bernard Baruch

Your trading needs to boil down to rules, money management, and that is it.     

Michael Covel

Trade has ever been the extinguisher of war, the eradicator of prejudice, the diffuser of knowledge.     

Henry George