Quotes from "Masters of the Universe"

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

Warren Buffett

Never make forecasts, especially about the future

Sam Goldwyn

Great investors are not unemotional, but are inversely emotional – they get worried when the market is up and feel good when everyone is worried.

Bill Miller

If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything.

Ronald Coase

In both economic forecasting and investment management, it’s worth noting that there’s usually someone who gets it exactly right… but it’s rarely the same person twice.

Howard Marks

The value of a business is the cash it's going to produce in the future.

Warren Buffett

If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.

Sir John Templeton

Bubbles are best identified by credit excesses, not valuation excesses.

Jim Chanos

There are two times in a man's life when he shouldn't speculate: when he can afford to and when he can't.

Mark Twain

Unfortunately most economists know very little history, and most of them know very little economics, it turns out.

Jim Rogers

The trick of successful investors is to sell when they want to, not when they have to.

Seth Klarman

To us, ugly stocks were often beautiful.

John Neff

Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

George Bernard Shaw

To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are euphorically buying takes the greatest courage, but provides the greatest profit.

Sir John Templeton

Throughout history printing money has ended up badly. But unfortunately, very few politicians know any history at all.

Jim Rogers

Most investors are great at extending straight lines that culminate in disappointment when enthusiasm wanes.

John Neff

Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception.

George Soros

Frenzies end, fundamentals prevail, and every tub sits on its own bottom.

John Neff

Ever wonder why fund managers can't beat the S&P 500? 'Cause they're sheep, and sheep get slaughtered.

Gordon Gekko

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

Peter Lynch

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