Quotes

Jim loves to share some of his favorite quotes on money, retirement, business and life

Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you’re doing, you’ll be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
- unknown

 

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything!

 

‘Money can’t buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.’

 

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
- Donald Trump

If retirement is a time to write a new chapter in your life, start writing the chapter now!

- unknown

 

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
- Jonathan Swift


If you enjoy what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

- Aristotle

 

The secret to a successful retirement is to find your retirement sweet spot.  The sweet spot is where your passions, what you do best, and what people will pay you to do overlap.
- Jim Collins

 

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
-Benjamin Franklin

 

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
-Warren Buffett

 

In this business if you’re good, you’re right six times out of ten. You’re never going to be right nine times out of ten.
-Peter Lynch

 

Many of the biggest and most far-reaching investments we make in our lives are investments that have little or nothing to do with money.
-Daniel Quinn

 

A Car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rearview Mirror is so small because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. Look Ahead and Move on.
- unknown

 

“Investing is an inexact science. It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong.”
-    George Hartman

“There are two rules to investing:
Rule #1 – Never Ever Lose Money
Rule #2 – Never Ever Forget Rule #1″
-    my mother

“Investors always do the wrong things at the wrong time.
They buy when they should sell and they sell when they should buy.”
-    Nick Murray
“Quality is never an accident; It is the result of intelligent efforts.”
-    John Ruskin
“Knowing is not enough…we must apply;
Willing is not enough…we must do.”
-    Goethe
“Nobody is born a great investor. It takes hard work, discipline and determination.”
-    Thomas White Jr,
“Investing without research is like playing stud poker without looking at the cards.”
-    Peter Lynch
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.”
-    Confucius
“To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require stratospheric I.Q., unusual business insight or inside information. What is needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.”
-    Warren Buffet
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
-    Woody Allen
“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
“Once you begin taking care of your money,  can promise that your money in turn will take care of you.”
-    Suze Orman
“Bank accounts are like toothpaste: easy to take out but hard to put back in.”
-    Robert Ackerstrom
“There are two things needed in these days: first for rich men to find out how poor men live and second for poor men to know how rich men work”
-    E. Atkinson
“The true secret of success in the investment and speculative world is not so much which good securities to buy, but rather which investments to avoid.”
-    Morton Shulman
“In the investment game, risk and return are inseparable.”
-    Donald Kurtz
“Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.”
-    Peter Lynch
“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you prove you don’t need it.”
-    Bob Hope
“An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen.”
-    Earl Wilson
“The hardest thing to understand is income tax.”
-    Albert Einstein
“People who complain about taxes fall into two categories -
men and women.”
-    Barry Steiner
“Anyone who believes that Canada’s only two official languages are English and French has never read the Income Tax Act.”
-    Marc Denhez
”The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
-    unknown
”When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!”
-    Franklin D. Roosevelt
”Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed.  It isn’t the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stock-picker”
-    Peter Lynch
”One of the safest times to invest is when the news is awful and markets are depressed:  the time of deepest gloom”
-    John Train
“History has shown that the contrarian attitude has always paid off over time.  We are not about to defy history.”
-    Michael Lee Chin
“October is one of the most dangerous months to speculate in stocks.
The others are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December.”
-     Mark Twain
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”
-    Henry Ford
“The best things in life are free, but the next best things are expensive”
-    Gail Val Oxlade
“The wealthiest people in the world aren’t those with the most stuff.  They are the ones who manage their lifestyle the best.”
-    Diane McCurdy
“There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”
-    Harry S Truman
“History never repeats itself, but it often rhymes.”
-    Sir John Templeton
“You need to be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.”
-    Warren Buffet
“Good Research Leads to Good Decisions.”
-    Jim Yih
“Every waking moment is another chance to turn things around and change your life.”
-    From the movie Vanilla Sky
“It’s not about getting what you want. It’s about wanting what you got.”
-    Sheryl Crow
“This time is different” are among the most costly four words in history.”
-    Sir John Templeton
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
-    Ben Franklin
“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”
-    Henry Ford
”Money goes where it is appreciated and stays where it is treated best.”
-    unknown

 

“There is no way to know before experiencing.”
-   Dr. Robert Anthony
“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”
-   George Bernard Shaw
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.”
-    Bill Cosby
“God gave people a mouth that closes and ears that don’t, which should tell us something.”
-    unknown
“There are times when silence has the loudest voice.”
-    Leroy Brownlow
“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”
-    Vernon Sunders Law
“He who begins many things finishes but a few.”
-    Italian proverb
“Children need you presence more than your presents.”
-    Jesse Jackson
“Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.  I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it”
-    Groucho Marx