25 Pages of the Best Value Investing Quotes (PAGE WILL LOAD SLOWLY)

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work, honesty, if you keep at it, will get you almost anything.” -Charlie Munger


“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” -Peter Drucker


“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” -Thomas Jefferson

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny…it is the light that guides your way.” –Heraclitus


“It is true, there is much to be done, and perhaps, you are weak handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects; for Constant dropping wears away stones; and by diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable; and little strokes fell great oaks.” -Ben Franklin


“Acquire Riches by Industry and Frugality.” -Ben Franklin


“The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” -Mark Twain


“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” – Mark Twain


The key to happiness is not being rich; it’s doing something arduous and creating something of value and then being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor. – Arthur Brooks



“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.” – Steve Jobs


“When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like, ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important thing I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs


The idea that our understanding of the structure and order of the world is an illusion is extremely hard for people to accept. Most can’t, preferring quite rightly to live in a fog of forgetfulness rather than accepting the brutal role of chance in our lives. Yet if you want to be truly successful at the investing game recognising that trying to predict the future from the past is nearly always futile is a necessary, if not a sufficient, condition for success. – Unattributed (anon. “The Psy-Fi Blog”)



John Wooden


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”


“Never mistake activity for achievement.”


“Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”


“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”


“Be prepared and be honest.”


“Be quick, but don’t hurry.”


“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”


“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”


“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”


“Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.”


“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”


“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”


“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”


“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”


“It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”


“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”


“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”


“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings and the feelings of others before your own rights.”


“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”


“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”


“It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”


“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”


“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”


“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”


“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”


“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”


“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”



Foxes and hedgehogs: This is a distinction used by Philip Tetlock, which was made famous by political philosopher IsaiahBerlin(who himself adopted an observation by ancient Greek poet Archilochus): “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”


Foxes are intellectual omnivores obtaining disparate information where they can. Hedgehogs in contrast fit all information into one central grand scheme that explains the operation of the world. “Hedgehogs are big-idea thinkers in love with grand theories: libertarianism, Marxism, environmentalism, etc.,” says Tetlock. “Their self-confidence can be infectious.”


More from Ben Franklin:


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


“He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.”


“What you would seem to be, be really.”


“As Pride increases, Fortune declines.”


“Industry, Perseverance, & Frugality, make Fortune yield.”


“To-morrow I’ll reform, the fool does say;

To-day itself’s too late; – the wise did yesterday.”


“Promises may get thee friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.”


“Enjoy the present hour, be mindful of the past; And neither fear nor wish the approaches of the last.”


“What signifies knowing the Names, if you know not the Natures of Things?”


“Well done, is twice done.”


“There are three Things extreamly hard; Steel, a Diamond and to know one’s self.”


“O Lazy bones! Dost thou think God would have given thee arms and legs, if he had not design’d thou should’st use them?”


“He’s a Fool that cannot conceal his Wisdom.”


“No gains without pains.”


“Beware of little Expenses: a small Leak will sink a great Ship.”


“Pay what you owe, and you’ll know what is your own.”


“Be always ashamed to catch thyself idle.”


“If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.”


“Many have been ruined by buying good pennysworths.”


“He that lieth down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.”


“A Slip of the Foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the Tongue you may never get over.”


“He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of dinner.”


“Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.”


“People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.”


“Would you persuade, speak of Interest, not of Reason.”


“Do good to thy Friend to keep him, to thy Enemy to gain him.”


“The first Degree of Folly, is to conceit one’s self wise; the second to profess it; the third to despise Counsel.”


“You may delay, but Time will not.”


“Lost time is never found again.”


“Take this remark from Richard, poor and lame, Whate’er’s begun in Anger, ends in Shame.”


“All things are easy to Industry, all things difficult to Sloth.”


“He that cannot obey, cannot command.”


“If you would reap Praise you must sow the Seeds, gentle Words and useful Deeds.”


“Haste makes Waste.”


“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”


“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.”


“Diligence is the mother of

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