Quotes & Misquotes
giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." --
people who have trouble communicating would just shut up."
something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins
- Jay Leno
life is often the life that one does not lead."-
with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it." -
- Franklin P. Jones
call 'progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."-
Henry Havelock Ellis
reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory."-
continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as
John W. Gardner
successful man is the one who had the chance and took it." --
This is a
world of action, and not for moping and droning in." --
more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal
responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to
other forms of life." --
Generosity is giving more than
you can, and pride is taking less than you need." --
enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your
- David Frost
"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of
aspiration and expectation." -
- Jack Nicklaus
is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking."
- H. L. Mencken
A daydream is an evasion." -- Thomas Merton
to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of
- Robert J. Shiller
understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old
knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people
couldn't start a conversation." -
- Kin Hubbard
is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
- B. F. Skinner
affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it's a healthy idea, now and
then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted." --
and human power are synonyms." --
"Forgiveness is better than
revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign
of a savage nature." -
is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty." -
- John Ruskin
"The illiterate of the 21st
century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn,
unlearn, and relearn."
- Alvin Toffler
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not
a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much
and winning is not very exciting."
What's money? A man is a
success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between
does what he wants to do." -
- Bob Dylan
We have no
predictive abilities or control over global trends, natural disasters, political
upheavals, currency fluctuations and devaluation, social unrest, bad weather or
manic-depressive stock markets. We do however; have complete control over our
As far as
I'm concerned the stock market doesn't exist. It is only there as a reference to
see if anybody is doing anything foolish.
Don't think about what the market is going to do; you have absolutely no control over that. Think about what you are going to do if it gets there.
In the short run the stock market is a voting machine: in the long run it's a weighing machine.
The stock market demands conviction; it victimizes the unconvinced.
If the market keeps going the way it shouldn't go, especially if it is a hysterical blowoff, then you know an opportunity will present itself.
Your beliefs about the market create your reality about the market.
The market is always making mountains out of molehills and exaggerating ordinary vicissitudes into major setbacks.
Pronunciation: v&-'si-s&-"tüd, vI-, -"tyüd
Etymology: Middle French, from Latin vicissitudo, from vicissim in turn, from vicis change, alternation --
Date: circa 1576
1 a: the quality or state of being changeable: b: natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs
2 a: a favourable or unfavourable event or situation that occurs by chance: a fluctuation of state or condition <the vicissitudes of daily life> b: a difficulty or hardship attendant on a way of life, a career, or a course of action and usually beyond one's control c : alternating change .)
When markets and investors get emotional, it creates fantastic buying opportunities, because there's no discrimination between what should go down and what does go down.
Long-term investment success is ultimately determined by the ability to ignore external noises and concentrate on the issue of buying good businesses.
Buy a share of stock as though you were buying the whole company.
I have an edge because a lot of people I compete with are not looking for reasons to buy. They are looking for reasons not to buy.
Everybody remembers the dark side of the 1987 crash, but they tend to forget what a great buying opportunity it was.
Wealth is created by owning a collection of excellent businesses, domiciled in strong long-term growth industries and holding for the long run.
One of the safest times to invest is when the news is awful and the markets are depressed: the Time of Deepest Gloom.
"Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment."-
After several failures I finally remembered some advice I once got from a golf pro: "Practice doesn't make perfect: practice makes permanent." Therefore I revised my strategy and tried to buy good businesses at fair prices rather than fair businesses at good prices.
Believe in the old Chinese saying: Crisis = Danger + opportunity. Michael Lee-Chin
You have to make a decision top buy or sell or do nothing and often doing nothing can be the right thing.
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