Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Thoughts On Investing

Published: Jul 12, 2014 06:42:09 AM IST
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 12:51:13 PM IST
Thoughts On Investing
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Never accept conventional wisdom when it comes to finance. If others keep failing, why do you want to follow them?
Ziad K Abdelnour

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

No finance, no romance.
Lyle Lovett

The haves enjoyed a perfect view of the market; the have-nots never saw the market at all.
Michael Lewis

The ideas of debtor and creditor as to what constitutes a good time never coincide.
PG Wodehouse

Money amplifies our tendency to overreact, to swing from exuberance when things are going well to deep depression when they go wrong.
Niall Ferguson

It’s nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don’t want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it’s a little like saving sex for your old age.
Warren Buffett

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
Phillip Fisher

In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.
Robert Arnott

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

The art of investing is not about figuring out what has already happened. It’s about anticipating the future and creating the future that others will read about in The Wall Street Journal.
Joshua Rogers

(This story appears in the 25 July, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)