The majority of people have no idea where to start when it comes to investing. Fortunately, we can learn from outstanding investors from the past and today. Some of these investment quotations are from modern gurus like Dave Ramsey and Warren Buffett, while others date back to Benjamin Franklin. The following 10 quotes were chosen for their timeless worth. This financial advice is ageless, even if markets shift.

these quotes will inspire you to become a wise investor in all aspects of your life so that you make your dreams a reality.

1. Make Long-Term Investments Over Short Term Ones

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

Trading, when done well, is about taking measured risks for discrete periods of time at sufficient volume to generate profits, and typically involves wild swings in profitability. Investing is about limiting risk in order to build wealth over time, not about making quick money.

If Warren Buffett had to pick a time frame for owning a company, he would choose:

“Forever is our favorite holding period.” : by Warren Buffett

2. Seize Great Opportunities and Load Up the Truck

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

3. Get Around the Right People

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

Money brings out the basic characteristics in the billionaires I’ve met. They are simply jerks with a billion bucks if they were jerks before they had money.

4. Your Public Image and Reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

5. It’s More Important to Do Good

“If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.”

“Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.”

6. It’s OK to Dream Big

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

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

7. Appreciate Where You Came From

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

8. Give Back to Society

“If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.”

9. It’s Usually Best to Just Say “No”

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.”

10. Do What You Love

“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

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