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"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1”

Warren Buffett

"Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing."

Warren Buffett

"Buy not on optimism, but on arithmetic."

Benjamin Graham

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

Warren Buffett

"Never invest in a business you cannot understand."

Warren Buffett

"Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part ownership of a business."

Peter Lynch

"If a business does well, the stock eventually follows."

Warren Buffett

"Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years."

Warren Buffett

"How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case."

Robert G. Allen

"Calling someone who trades actively in the market an investor is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a romantic. The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient."

Warren Buffett

"If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes."

Warren Buffett

"Minimising downside risk while maximising the upside is a powerful concept."

Mohnish Pabrai

"Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble."

Warren Buffett

"If we buy the business as a business and not as a stock speculation, then it becomes personal. I want it to be personal."

Phil Town

"You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong."

Warren Buffett

"Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn’t. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value.."

Warren Buffett

"It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different from the majority."

John Templeton

"Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it’s doing."

Peter Lynch

"I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors, be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful."

Warren Buffett

"The individual should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator."

Benjamin Graham

"All intelligent investing is value investing. Aquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock"

 Charlie Munger

"In many ways, the stock market is like the weather in that if you don’t like the current conditions all you have to do is wait a while."

Low Simpson

"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

"Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away."

Jim Cramer

"You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don't understand that's going to happen, then you're not ready, you won't do well in the markets."

Peter Lynch