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If you don't study any companies, you have the same success buying stocks as you do in a poker game if you bet without looking at your cards.
-- Peter Lynch

The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
-- Napoleon Hill

There are substantial rewards for adopting a regular routine of investing and following it no matter what, and additional rewards for buying more shares when most investors are scared into selling.
-- Peter Lynch



"Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
- Berkshire Hathaway 2004 Chairman's Letter
-- Warren Buffett

Very many people spend money in ways quite different from those that their natural tastes would enjoin, merely because the respect of their neighbors depends upon their possession of a good car and their ability to give good dinners. As a matter of fact, any man who can obviously afford a car but genuinely prefers travels or a good library will in the end be much more respected than if he behaved exactly like everyone else.
-- Bertrand Russel

Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.
-- Warren Buffett

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
-- Kahlil Gibran

You must have the confidence to override people with more credentials than you whose cognition is impaired by incentive-caused bias or some similar psychological force that is obviously present. But there are also cases where you have to recognize that you have no wisdom to add - and that your best course is to trust some expert.
-- Charlie Munger

Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
-- Napoleon Hill

"The speed at which a business success is recognized, furthermore, is not that important as long as the company's intrinsic value is increasing at a satisfactory rate. In fact, delayed recognition can be an advantage: It may give us the chance to buy more of a good thing at a bargain price."
-- Warren Buffett

"I don’t read economic forecasts – I don’t read the funny papers"
-- Warren Buffett

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”
-- Warren Buffett

"Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac's talents didn't extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, 'I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.' If he had not been traumatized by this loss, Sir Isaac might well have gone on to discover the Fourth Law of Motion: For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases."
- Berkshire Hathaway 2005 Chairman's Letter
-- Warren Buffett

"8. Does the company have outstanding executive relations?"
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the Fifteen points to look for in a common stock"

"The big money is not in the buying and selling, but in the waiting"

Mimicking the herd invites regression to the mean.
-- Charlie Munger

Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.
-- Charlie Munger

"Given the recent terror and talk of war, we will focus on point two in this chapter.
2. Don’t be afraid of buying on a war scare.
At the conclusion of all actual fighting—regardless of whether it was World War I, World War II, or Korea—most stocks were selling at levels vastly higher than prevailed before there was any thought of war at all. Furthermore, at least ten times in the last twenty-two years, news has come of other international crises which gave threat of major war. In every instance, stocks dipped sharply on the fear of war and rebounded sharply as the war scare subsided.
War is always bearish on money. To sell a stock at the threatened or actual outbreak of hostilities so as to get into cash is extreme financial lunacy. Actually just the opposite should be done. If an investor has about decided to buy a particular common stock and the arrival of a full-blown war scare starts knocking down the price, he should ignore the scare psychology of the moment and definitely begin buying."
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the don'ts for investors"