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Quotations about Investing,
Stock Market, Wall Street, etc.



A dollar in the vault is worth two in the stock-market. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1906, George Horace Lorimer, editor


OCTOBER: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The other are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February. ~Mark Twain


Here's a tip to investors: Buy airship stocks. They are sure to go up. ~"Edlets," The Spatula: An Illustrated Magazine for Pharmacists, 1919


Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


The man who butts his head against the stock market soon learns why it is called Wall Street. ~20,000 Quips & Quotes, Evan Esar, 1968


Wall Street has gone stock raving mad! ~Robert Orben, 2100 Laughs For All Occasions, 1983


Gentlemen prefer bonds. ~Andrew Mellon, unverified


Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon. ~Peter Lynch


The Broker is the man who assists the Investor in going broke gracefully. ~Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne), "Standard Oil Maxims," Foolish Finance, 1905


The poet and the mooner would be no more secure from interruption in the center of the Sahara than in Wall Street between ten and three o'clock. Some sage has said that the human mind, like the well-bucket, can carry only its fill. The Wall Street mind always has its fill of budding dollars. In consequence, there is never room for those other interests that enter the normal mind. ~Thomas W. Lawson, Friday, the 13th, 1906


There's nothing wrong with the stock market that couldn't be cured by Valium-flavored fingernails. ~Robert Orben, 2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches, 1984


Th' safest way t' double your money is t' fold it over once an' put it back in your pocket. ~Kin Hubbard


A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to you than the ninety-and-nine which you had to work for, and money won at faro or in stocks snuggles into your heart in the same way. ~Mark Twain


That prosperity dollar which rolled through Wall Street looked like thirty cents before it got out. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor


If man really wants but little here below he can get it by investing in trust securities. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor


Wall Street is made up of three types of investors: bulls, bears and asses. ~20,000 Quips & Quotes, Evan Esar, 1968


Foul-cankering rust the hidden treasure frets,
But gold that's put to use more gold begets.
~William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis


If all the economists in this country were laid end to end, they would never reach a conclusion. ~Author unknown


Many a man is badly burned in the stock market by picking up a hot tip. ~20,000 Quips & Quotes, Evan Esar, 1968


Goodness is the only investment that never fails. ~Henry David Thoreau


I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme.
But Money gives me pleasure all the time.
~Hilaire Belloc, "Fatigued," Sonnets and Verse, 1924


STOCKS  An unreliable commodity bought and sold by gamblers. If you win, it's an investment; if you lose, a speculation. ~Charles Wayland Towne, The Foolish Dictionary, Executed by Gideon Wurdz, Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, etc., 1904


An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~Author unknown


Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. ~Sigmund Freud


He never clipped a coupon for he never owned a stock;
He never had a bank account—not even in a sock;
He never was mistaken for a putter-by of wealth—
His int'rest came in sunshine and his dividends in health.
~Author unknown, "The Happy Investor," 1914


Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. ~Robert Orben, as quoted by The Reader's Digest, 1987


The best way to make a thousand dollars in the stock market is to start with five thousand and quit when you've only lost four. ~20,000 Quips & Quotes, Evan Esar, 1968


When money talks it often merely remarks "Good-by." ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor


Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest. ~Author Unknown


There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. ~Mark Twain


I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. ~Mark Twain





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