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Our Favorite Investing Quotes

"You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.”

“The main point is to have the right general principles and the character to stick to them.”

“The investor’s chief problem – even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself.”


“Investing may seem easy to do when one looks through an always-clean, rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, however, it’s the windshield through which investors must peer, and that glass is invariably fogged.”

“What’s needed is an antidote, and in my opinion, that’s quantification.  If you quantify, you won’t necessarily rise to brilliance, but neither will you sink into craziness.”

“Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that 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.”


"The safest way to try to get what you want is to try to deserve what you want. It's such a simple idea. It's the golden rule. You want to deliver to the world what you would buy if you were on the other end.”

"The first rule is that you've got to have multiple models...  and the models have to come from multiple disciplines, because all the wisdom of the world is not to be found in one little academic department.”