Via Addicted2Success, here are a few awesome investment quotes by  a few of the worlds greatest investors:


Insightful Investment Quotes

warren-buffett quoteWarren Buffett (Net Worth $39 Billion) – “‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”


george-soros quoteGeorge Soros (Net Worth $22 Billion) - ”I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”



david-rubenstein-quoteDavid Rubenstein (Net Worth $2.8 Billion) – “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.”


ray-dalio quoteRay Dalio (Net Worth $6.5 Billion) – “More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don’t is a willingness to look at themselves and others objectively.”


edward-lampert quoteEddie Lampert (Net Worth $3 Billion) – “This idea of anticipation is key to investing and to business generally. You can’t wait for an opportunity to become obvious. You have to think, “Here’s what other people and companies have done under certain circumstances. Now, under these new circumstances, how is this management likely to behave?”


t boone pickens quoteT. Boone Pickens (Net Worth $1.4 Billion) - “The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you’re going to hunt elephants, don’t get off the trail for a rabbit.”


Charlie Munger quoteCharlie Munger (Net Worth $1 Billion) – “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.”


david-tepper quoteDavid Tepper (Net Worth $5 Billion) – “This company looks cheap, that company looks cheap, but the overall economy could completely screw it up. The key is to wait. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing.”


Benjamin Graham QuoteBenjamin Graham  – “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator. This means that he should be able to justify every purchase he makes and each price he pays by impersonal, objective reasoning that satisfies him that he is getting more than his money’s worth for his purchase.”

louis-bacon quoteLouis Bacon (Net Worth $1.4 Billion) – “As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos.”


paul-tudor-jones quotePaul Tudor Jones (Net Worth $3.2 Billion) - “Were you want to be is always in control, never wishing, always trading, and always, first and foremost protecting your butt. After a while size means nothing. It gets back to whether you’re making 100% rate of return on $10,000 or $100 million dollars. It doesn’t make any difference.”


bruce-kovner quoteBruce Kovner (Net Worth $4.3 Billion) - ” My experience with novice traders is that they trade three to five times too big. They are taking 5 to 10 percent risks on a trade when they should be taking 1 to 2 percent risks. The emotional burden of trading is substantial; on any given day, I could lose millions of dollars. If you personalize these losses, you can’t trade.”


rene-rivkin-quoteRene Rivkin (Net Worth $346 Million) - “When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?”


peter lynch quotePeter Lynch (Net Worth $352 Million) – “I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.”


John Templeton QuoteJohn Templeton (Net Worth $20 Billion)- “The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”


jack bogle quoteJohn (Jack) Bogle (Net Worth $4 Billion) - “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.”

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11 Responses to “15 Great Investor Quotes”

  1. brandyjc says:

    Almost all of these are spot on. Rene Rivkin’s quote is taken from Warren Buffett, though. And, Eddie Lampert? Really? Wealthy guy, single-handedly destroyed Sears, Roebuck & Co. Hopefully he’s nobody’s role model…

  2. nyquil762 says:

    I’m not “hating” because I have respect for “hustlers”. Most of these men have used government “hook-ups” to get what they have. I really think you should have included Don King on this list. He would have been in like minded company.

  3. mote says:

    I liked the quote from Ray Dalio about objectivity. Also liked Louis Bacon’s quote for “telling it like it is,” which seems to tie in nicely with the thoughts of Sir John Templeton.

  4. markssoapbox says:

    George Soros (Net Worth $22 Billion) – ”I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”

    *lmao* All evidence to the contrary


    BR: Are you saying he is not wealthy, or error cognition was not a source of his wealth? I am not following your disagreement . . .

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  6. Vivian Darkbloom says:

    “I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock, and that there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.”

    Hmmm. I count that as two reasons even though they are contained in only one sentence. I guess that demonstrates one doesn’t need to be able to count to get rich.

  7. Scott says:

    I’d take Rivkin off that list. He committed suicide after he was banned for life from the securities industry. and, as brandyjc says, he stole the quote anyways.

  8. constantnormal says:

    Amazing how few of them give any lip service to Luck … a few allude to ways of dealing with it (Soros, Dalio, Munger, Bacon, Bogle), but most would like to portray their methods as ways to succeed without luck.

    Good luck with that.

  9. ToNYC says:

    Paul Tudor Jones had a large warning sign wall sign at his 160 Broadway office which kept him with Soros’ low-pain threshold attitude:


    Adaptation is moving along; always on the lookout for signs of chemistry and life.

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