Investor Quotes

Being a successful investor means keeping your emotions in check and thinking long-term. Here are quotes from some of the greatest investment minds of all time.


“The investor’s chief problem – and his worst enemy – is likely to be himself. In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave.”

Benjamin Graham, Author, professor and mentor of Warren Buffett

“Your success in investing will depend in part on your character and guts, and, in part, on your ability to realize, at the height of ebullience and the depth of despair alike, that this too, shall pass.”

Jack Bogle, Founder Vanguard

“The function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard professor of economics

“The idea that a bell rings to signal when to get into or out of the stock market is simply not credible. After nearly fifty years in this business, I don’t know anybody who has done it successfully and consistently. I don’t even know anybody who knows anybody who has.”

Jack Bogle, Founder Vanguard family of funds

“Far more money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections, than lost in the corrections themselves.”

Peter Lynch, Former manager of the Fidelity Magellan fund

“The stock market is a device to transfer money from the impatient to the patient.”

Warren Buffett, Investor

“The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioral discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go.”

“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”

Benjamin Graham, Author, professor and mentor of Warren Buffett

“You make most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t realize it at the time.”

Shelby Cullom Davis, Investor


Following the advice of great investors will lead to success as an investor if you can manage your behavior and stay focused on your long-term goals.