Seven Classic Investing Quotes

Investing can be daunting, whether you are experienced or a beginner. Even if you feel confident about your investing strategy, it can be easy to lose focus or make decisions based on emotion. Here are seven quotes from successful investors, economists, and other insightful thinkers that may help provide perspective and focus for your own investing strategy.

"The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.1"
— Benjamin Graham, investor, author, and teacher known as the “father of value investing.” A speculator takes large risks in the hopes of making large quick gains. An investor focuses on risk-appropriate strategies to pursue long-term goals.

"Don’t try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can’t be done except by liars.2"
— Bernard Baruch, investor and presidential adviser. Trying to time the market may be tempting, but it rarely works, because no one really knows when the market has reached its top or bottom.

"If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.3"
— Warren Buffett, investor, businessman, and philanthropist. Buffett, a former student of Benjamin Graham, is perhaps the most famous proponent of patient “