Quotes from "Masters of the Universe"

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Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.

Warren Buffett

To thrive as a value investor you have to risk being called a dummy from time to time.

Christopher H. Browne

Don't speculate unless you can make it a full time job.

Bernard Baruch

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him: At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.

Claude Pepper

Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.

Bernard Baruch

Never offer financial advice unless asked.

Rene Rivkin

If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank until you discover some.

Peter Lynch

I made my money by selling too soon.

Bernard Baruch

If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.

Ben Graham

Your investor's edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It's something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.

Peter Lynch

When I take a look at a company’s annual report, if I don’t understand it, they don’t want me to understand it.

Warren Buffett

We don’t get paid for being busy, we get paid for being right.

Warren Buffett

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.

Woody Allen

The gods too are fond of a joke.


It's very difficult in the technology space, when you've been leapfrogged, to prosper again.

Jim Chanos

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.

Bernard Baruch

The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.

Philip Fisher

If you spend more than 13 minutes analyzing economic and market forecasts, you've wasted 10 minutes.

Peter Lynch

Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything.

Ben Graham

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