1. Those with the enterprise lack the money and those with the money lack the enterprise to buy stocks when they are cheap.   -Benjamin Graham

2. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.   -Henry Ford

3. Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.   -Donald Trump

4. After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.   -Calvin Coolidge

5. “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

6. If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.   -George Soros

7. I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that economy is a prime request of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.   -John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

8. I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.   -Pablo Picasso

9. And finally, no matter how good the science gets, there are problems that inevitably depend on judgment, on art, on a feel for financial markets.   -Martin Feldstein

10. As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward, perhaps a more important role than in the past.   -Timothy Geithner

11. Being on a movie set is like one long financial crisis.   -John Cusack

12. Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.   -Warren Buffett

13. Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.   -Milton Friedman

14. Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.   -John Maynard Keynes

15. 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.   -Mark Twain

16. The four most dangerous words in investing are “This time it’s different.”   -John Templeton

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

18. Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It’s almost always the wrong response.   -Larry Summers

19. Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.   -Warren Buffett

20. We’ve used derivatives for many, many years. I don’t think derivatives are evil, per se, I think they are dangerous. …So we use lots of things daily that are dangerous, but we generally pay some attention to how they’re used.  We tell the cars how fast they can go.   -Warren Buffett

25. Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.   -Woody Allen

26. If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion.   -George Bernard Shaw

27. When an investor focuses on short-term investments, he or she is observing the variability of the portfolio, not the returns – in short, being fooled by randomness.   -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

28. Everyone has the brainpower to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach. If you are susceptible to selling everything in a panic, you ought to avoid stocks and mutual funds altogether.   -Peter Lynch

29. Most investors want to do today what they should have done yesterday.   -Larry Summers

30. Cash is a fact, profit is an opinion.   -Alfred Rappaport

31. Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.   -J. Paul Getty

32. I don’t like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves.   -Joe Louis

33. Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.   -A.A. Latimer

34. Stock price movements actually begin to reflect new developments before it is generally recognized that they have taken place.   -Arthur Zeikel

35. A collapse in U.S. stock prices certainly would cause a lot of white knuckles on Wall Street. But what effect would it have on the broader U.S. economy? If Wall Street crashes, does Main Street follow? Not necessarily.   -Ben Bernanke

36. I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I’ve said.   -Alan Greenspan

37. The United States in particular and the West in general should be feeling a little embarrassed about all that lecturing we did to the Third World.   -Paul Krugman

38. Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.   -Sigmund Freud

39. People don’t like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today.   -Robert Kiyosaki

40. 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



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