29 Investing Quotes That Will Make You Think About Money Differently

By Todd Kunsman


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As you begin investing your money, sometimes you need some strong investing quotes to help continue to shape your mindset. 

Sure, these quotes about investing may mean nothing if you do not take action and practice what resonates with you.

But sometimes these thoughts about investing money can spark the drive you need to make better financial decisions. 

And besides that, these inspirational quotes can serve as healthy reminders as you become a top-notch investor yourself. Additionally, as a bonus, I added some investing stats at the end.

The Best Investing Quotes

While there are tons of investing quotes out there, I decided to slim it down to the best ones and a selection of my favorites. 

Some of these investment quotes will be from years ago and others might be more recent and from well-known people. But the goal of these is to help you make better investing decisions!

1. “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw, irrational emotion under control.” — Charlie Munger

2. “Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing.” — Peter Lynch

3. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it. He who doesn’t, pays it.” — Albert Einstein

4. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors, be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett

5. “All intelligent investing is value investing. Acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.” — Charlie Munger

6. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” — Robert G. Allen

7. “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” — Ben Graham

8. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” — Robert Kiyosaki

9. “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

10. “The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different.'” — Sir John Templeton

11. “All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don’t work out.” — Peter Lynch

12. “The investor’s chief problem — even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.” — Benjamin Graham

13. “If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.” — John Bogle

14. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

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15. “Sometimes buying early on the way down looks like being wrong, but it isn’t.” — Seth Klarman

16. “The broker said the stock was “poised to move.” Silly me, I thought he meant up.” ― Randy Thurman

17. “Earn as much as you can, save as much as you can, invest as much as you can, give as much as you can.” — John Wesley

18. “When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work.” — Aya Laraya

19. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

20. “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” — Grant Cardone

21. “Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.” — Rhonda Katz

22. “Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.” — Jim Cramer

23. “The person who starts simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.” — John D. Rockefeller

24. “You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.” — Peter Lynch

25. “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.” — David Tepper

26. “Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.” — Carlos Slim

27. “Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” — Shelby M.C. Davis

28. “I love quotes… but in the end, knowledge has to be converted to action or it’s worthless.” — Tony Robbins

29. “A market downturn doesn’t bother us. It is an opportunity to increase our ownership of great companies with great management at good prices.” — Warren Buffett

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Investing Stats to Keep In Mind

I hope you enjoyed some of the above investing quotes. I had a few of these printed next to my computer in the early days of my financial literacy for reminders.

Besides the quotes from many great investors and minds, I think it’s important to have some statistics around investing as well.

Here are a few to interesting tidbits to keep in mind:

  • Nearly half of Americans don’t even understand the basic financial markets, which is crucial to understanding the market as a whole. (Lexington Law)
  • The US stock market’s largest sector is the technology sector, which accounts for 26 percent of the total value. (Washington Post)
  • Of Americans with money in the market, half have less than $40,000 invested. (The Washington Post)
  • Stocks have risen 1,100-fold over the past 70 years. (Investopedia)
  • Among non-investors, 53 percent say they don’t have the money to invest and 21 percent say they don’t trust stockbrokers or financial advisors. (Bankrate)
  • More adults in the United States own homes than stocks. (Chicago Tribune)
  • On average, women invest more conservatively than men. Over the long run, this can result in lower returns and greater risk of your assets not keeping pace with inflation. (Investopedia)
  • “66% of people aged 18-29 (and 65% of those 30 to 39) say investing in the stock market is scary or intimidating, compared with 58% of those aged 40 to 54 and 57% of those 55 and older.” (Forbes)

Final Thoughts

The world of investing can be challenging and appear confusing. But as you start learning, reading, and begin investing your money — you’ll start to see results overtime.  

Don’t be afraid to make some small mistakes in the early days. Good investing takes time. Even when you have the best info and advice in the world, you’ll still find yourself slipping up. 

These can be great learning experiences, just ensure you aren’t putting your entire financial life at risk.

Refer back to these investing quotes and insights about growing your investments if you are feeling stuck or getting confused. These have served as solid reminders for me as I grew my investing knowledge.

What investing quotes above are your favorites? Have any been important to your finances over the years? Are there any other  favorite quotes to add? Let me know in the comments below!