O man you are busy working for the world and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
When you see validation for a life’s work and dedication, it’s a beautiful day.
The stock investor is neither right nor wrong because others agreed or disagreed with him; he is right because his facts and analysis are right.
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Buy not on optimism, but on arithmetic.
The best values today are often found in the stocks that were once hot and have since gone cold.
By developing your discipline and courage, you can refuse to let other people’s mood swings govern your financial destiny. In the end, how your investments behave is much less important than how you behave.
The genuine investor in common stocks does not need a great equipment of brain and knowledge, but he does need some unusual qualities of character.
The investment world nevertheless has enough liars, cheaters, and thieves to keep Satan’s check-in clerks frantically busy for decades to come.
Before you place your financial future in the hands of an adviser, it’s imperative that you find someone who not only makes you comfortable but whose honesty is beyond reproach.
An investment operation is one that can be justified on both qualitative and quantitative grounds.
If the reason people invest is to make money, then in seeking advice they are asking others to tell them how to make money. That idea has some element of naïveté.
While a trend shown in the past is a fact, a “future trend” is only an assumption.
Abnormally good or abnormally bad conditions do not last forever.
Astute observers of corporate balance sheets are often the first to see business deterioration.
Principle for the securities analyst: Nearly every issue might conceivably be cheap in one price range and dear in another.
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.