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Investment Quotes About Making Your Money Grow

These investment quotes help to answer the question, “why should I invest my money.”

There are many quotes from Warren Buffett and other financial power players like Suze Orman.

Investing is important because it enables you to be independent and not rely on others for a source of income in the event of financial hardship.

It provides you with a way to have enough money to pay for your needs and wants for the rest of your life.

There are many ways to invest your money, and apps like Robinhood have made it easier for everyday people to trade stock.

This also means you do not need a large sum of money to start building your profile.

While investing is serious business, there is also a lighter side as you will see in these funny investment quotes.

Keep reading to learn more about the basics of investing and how you can get started today.

Don’t forget to also check out these money quotes celebrating financial literacy and independence.

Funny investment quotes about money and finance

1. “The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.” — Kin Hubbard

2. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” — Woody Allen

3. “The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something and then pay a lot less.” — Joel Greenblatt

4. “Money is like a sixth sense – and you can’t make use of the other five without it.” — William Somerset Maugham

5. “An investor without investment objectives is like a traveler without a destination.” — Ralph Seger

6. “Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.” — J. Paul Getty

7. “The four most dangerous words in investing are, it’s different this time.” — Sir John Templeton

8. “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

9. “How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” — Robert G. Allen

10. “Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” — Rebecca Johnson

Investment quotes from Warren Buffett

11. “Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” — Warren Buffett

12. “Rule No. 1 is never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett

13. “Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” — Warren Buffett

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14. “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.” — Warren Buffett

15. “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.” — Warren Buffett

16. “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” — Warren Buffett

17. “Our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett

18. “Never depend on a single income. Make an investment to create a second source.” — Warren Buffett

19. “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” — Warren Buffet

20. “If you aren’t willing to own a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.” — Warren Buffett

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21. “My investment advice is rooted in my understanding of economics.” — Peter Schiff

22. “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” — Robert Arnott

23. “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” — Ben Graham

24. “When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work.” — Aya Laraya

25. “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” — Grant Cardone

26. “Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.” — Rhonda Katz

27. “Anyone who is not investing now is missing a tremendous opportunity.” — Carlos Slim

28. “Never invest emergency savings in the stock market.” — Suze Orman

29. “Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” — Shelby M.C. Davis

30. “The investor’s chief problem — even his worst enemy — is likely to be himself.” — Benjamin Graham

Investment quotes about what investing is and other knowledge

31. “Without investment there will not be growth, and without growth there will not be employment.” — Muhtar Kent

32. “Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.” — Jim Rogers

33. “Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets … any sound investment will eventually pay off.” — Carlos Slim Helu

34. “Accepting losses is the most important single investment device to insure safety of capital.” — Gerald M. Loeb

35. “All intelligent investing is value investing. Acquiring more that you are paying for. You must value the business in order to value the stock.” — Charlie Munger

36. “All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don’t work out.” — Peter Lynch

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37. “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You need to keep raw, irrational emotion under control.” — Charlie Munger

38. “In my view, the biggest investment risk is not the volatility of prices, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. Not only is the mere drop in stock prices not risk, but it is an opportunity.” — Li Lu

39. “Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won’t grow any faster than the rate of inflation.” — Suze Orman

40. “The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. Usually, of course, we do the opposite. When everyone else is buying, we assume they know something we don’t, so we buy.” — Jonathan Sacks

Investment quotes about things other than money

41. “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” — Henry David Thoreau

42. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin

43. “View health as an investment, not an expense.” — John Quelch

44. “Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.” — Mitt Romney

45. “A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future.” — Gloria Reuben

46. “Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.” — Ed Markey

47. “Our wisest long-term investment is not in the dirty polluting fossil fuels from the past, but in the clean energy of the future.” — London Breed

48. “The most valuable investment we can make is in our children’s education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity.” — Martin O’Malley

49. “Money is not the only thing we invest. We must also be good investors of our time, energy, focus, & love. Our current life is a reflection of the wisdom of our past investments.” — Steve Burns

50. “I take a massage each week. This isn’t an indulgence, it’s an investment in your full creative expression/productivity/passion and sustained good health.” — Robin S. Sharma

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51. “I think of my business and investments as extension of my family.” — Barbara Corcoran

52. “A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.” — Warren Buffett

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53. “Leave no stone unturned to help your clients realize maximum profits from their investment.” — Arthur Nielsen

54. “If I do not do sensible things about investments I shall spend my old age in a workhouse, where nobody will understand my jokes.” — Rebecca West

55. “Great investors need to have the right combination of intuition, business sense and investment talent.” — Andrew Lo

56. “I hope that my investment into Atomico will become my best financial investment to date.” — Niklas Zennstrom

57. “Savings will not make you rich. Only canny investments do that. The role of savings is to keep you from becoming poor.” — Jane Bryant Quinn

58. “If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time and good service in a customer, you can make a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

59. “Don’t try to be a jack of all investments. Stick to the field you know best.” — Bernard Baruch

60. “Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven’t earned one.” — Harold Lewis

Investment basics and tips

Trading and saving are not the same as investing.

Merriam-Webster defines investing as “the outlay of money usually for income or profit.”

Regardless of how you choose to invest your money, you’re essentially giving your money to a company, government, or other entity with the hope they will give you even more money in the future.

It sounds complicated, but there are a few basic principles that can help get you started today.

If you have a large amount of credit card debt, focus on paying that off first.

The reason for this is that no investment is going to continually outperform the high interest rate you are paying on your debt.

You should also make you have an emergency savings account with enough money for at least six months of all your expenses.

This is an important step to secure before you start risking your money.

Another thing to consider is avoiding something called “lifestyle creep.”

As we earn more money we start viewing things that were once luxuries as staples.

This can eat up a lot of our money that we could be investing.

Start investing with small amounts of money and learn more about what you are investing in.

It is also to understand all the risks you are taking.

One way to mitigate some risks is to ensure that you diversify your portfolio.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these investment quotes and sayings?

Feel free to share some investment tips with us in the comment section below.

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