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John Templeton’s Best Investing Quotes

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.”

– John Templeton

“The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’”

– John Templeton

“The big difference between those who are successful and those who are not is that successful people learn from their mistakes and the mistakes of others.”

– John Templeton

“If you begin with a prayer, you can think more clearly and make fewer mistakes.”

– John Templeton

“The best time to invest is when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward.”

– John Templeton

“If you’re not grateful, you’re not rich – no matter how much you have.”

– John Templeton

“Share prices fluctuate more than share values.”

– John Templeton

“Sell a stock only when you have found a new stock that is a 50% better bargain than the one that you hold.”

– John Templeton

“Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.”

– John Templeton

“It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something very different.”

– John Templeton

“True peace is a quality you carry within yourself, regardless of external circumstances.”

– John Templeton

“Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.”

– John Templeton

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”

– John Templeton

“Diversification is protection against ignorance.”

– John Templeton

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”

– John Templeton

“The best investment is in yourself.”

– John Templeton

“Investing is the art of forecasting the future, but the uncertainty of the future prevents most people from becoming successful investors.”

– John Templeton

“The investor who can keep his head when all about him are losing theirs may well profit from the general panic.”

– John Templeton

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.”

– John Templeton

“It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how much you enjoy, and how much you make a difference.”

– John Templeton

“The only way to make money consistently in the stock market is to buy good companies at good prices.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

– John Templeton

“The goal of investing is not to get rich quickly, but to get rich slowly.”

– John Templeton

“The investor who can stay calm when others are losing their heads may well profit from the general panic.”

– John Templeton

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

– John Templeton

“The future belongs to the few who see possibilities before they become obvious.”

– John Templeton

“The only thing that’s certain is uncertainty.”

– John Templeton

“The road to riches is a long and winding road.”

– John Templeton

“The wise investor buys when others are selling and sells when others are buying.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to become wealthy is to become a value investor.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to make money in the stock market is to buy good companies and hold them for the long term.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to learn about investing is to read books and articles by successful investors.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to avoid making mistakes in investing is to learn from the mistakes of others.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to stay motivated in investing is to focus on the long term and not worry about the short term fluctuations in the market.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to be successful in investing is to be patient and disciplined.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to make a fortune in the stock market is to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to be a successful investor is to be humble and always willing to learn.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to be a successful investor is to be optimistic and believe in the future.”

– John Templeton

“The best way to be a successful investor is to be yourself and not try to be someone you’re not.”

– John Templeton

“ Forgive yourself for your errors. Don’t become discouraged, and certainly don’t try to recoup your losses by taking bigger risks. Instead, turn each mistake into a learning experience. Determine exactly what went wrong and how you can avoid the same mistake in the future ”

– John Templeton

 “ For those properly prepared, the bear market is not only a calamity but an opportunity ” 

– John Templeton

“ To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward ”

– John Templeton
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