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45 Wise Sir John Templeton Quotes (INVESTOR)

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Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.
Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.
The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.
The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.
The four most expensive word in the English language are 'This time it's different.'
The four most expensive word in the English language are ‘This time it’s different.’
Remember, no investment is forever.
Remember, no investment is forever.

“The difference in effort was quite small—only an “extra ounce.” But the results, in terms of accomplishment and the quality of the achievement, were often dramatic.”

Sir John Templeton
Don’t panic. The time to sell is before the crash, not after.
Don’t panic. The time to sell is before the crash, not after.
To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward.
To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward.
If you want to become really wealthy, you must have your money work for you.
If you want to become really wealthy, you must have your money work for you.
Defer pleasure until the job is done.
Defer pleasure until the job is done.
If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.
If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.

14 Wise Sir John Templeton Quotes About Investing (WISDOM)

“The challenge is not simply making better investment decisions than the average investor. The real challenge is making investment decisions that are better than those of the professionals who manage the big institutions.”

Sir John Templeton
The wise investor recognizes that success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions.
The wise investor recognizes that success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions.
If you earn a dollar and spend a dollar ten, you’ll be a failure. But if you earn a dollar and spend ninety cents, you’re on the road to success!
If you earn a dollar and spend a dollar ten, you’ll be a failure. But if you earn a dollar and spend ninety cents, you’re on the road to success!
An investor who has all the answers doesn’t even understand all the questions.
An investor who has all the answers doesn’t even understand all the questions.
A cocksure approach to investing will lead, probably sooner than later, to disappointment if not outright disaster.
A cocksure approach to investing will lead, probably sooner than later, to disappointment if not outright disaster.
Focus on value because most investors focus on outlooks and trends.
Focus on value because most investors focus on outlooks and trends.
If you begin with a prayer, you can think more clearly and make fewer mistakes.
If you begin with a prayer, you can think more clearly and make fewer mistakes.
The best time to invest is when you have money.
The best time to invest is when you have money.
The only reason to sell them a stock now is to buy other, more attractive stocks. If you can’t find more attractive stocks, hold on to what you have.
The only reason to sell them a stock now is to buy other, more attractive stocks. If you can’t find more attractive stocks, hold on to what you have.
If a business is not ethical, it will fail, perhaps not right away but eventually.
If a business is not ethical, it will fail, perhaps not right away but eventually.
For all long-term investors, there is only one objective – maximum total real return after taxes.
For all long-term investors, there is only one objective – maximum total real return after taxes.
Forgive yourself for your errors. Don’t become discouraged, and certainly don’t try to recoup your losses by taking bigger risks.
Forgive yourself for your errors. Don’t become discouraged, and certainly don’t try to recoup your losses by taking bigger risks.
The investor who says, this time is different, when in fact it’s virtually a repeat of an earlier situation, has uttered among the four most costly words in the annals of investing.
The investor who says, this time is different, when in fact it’s virtually a repeat of an earlier situation, has uttered among the four most costly words in the annals of investing.
Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.
Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.

19 Inspirational Sir John Templeton Quotes About Life (SUCCESS)

Successful people always squeeze all that they can into today’s schedule, knowing that tomorrow will be equally full of new deadlines and challenges.
Successful people always squeeze all that they can into today’s schedule, knowing that tomorrow will be equally full of new deadlines and challenges.
The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.
The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.
Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting.
Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting.
I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I’m busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I’m busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
I can complain because rosebushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
I can complain because rosebushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
If you're not grateful, you're not rich - no matter how much you have.
If you’re not grateful, you’re not rich – no matter how much you have.
In the hundred-yard race the winner doesn’t cross the tape line a dozen strides ahead of the field. He wins by inches.
In the hundred-yard race the winner doesn’t cross the tape line a dozen strides ahead of the field. He wins by inches.
It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
To get joy, we must give it and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
To get joy, we must give it and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.
I thought, I’m only going to be on this planet once, and only for a short time. What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?
I thought, I’m only going to be on this planet once, and only for a short time. What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?
I wouldn’t call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress.
I wouldn’t call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress.
Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well.
Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
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.
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.
The main focus in my life now is to open people’s minds so no one will be so conceited that they think they have the total truth.
The main focus in my life now is to open people’s minds so no one will be so conceited that they think they have the total truth.
My ethical principle in the first place was – where could I use my talents that God gave me to help the most people?
My ethical principle in the first place was – where could I use my talents that God gave me to help the most people?
A successful life depends less on how long you live than on how much you can pack into the time you have.
A successful life depends less on how long you live than on how much you can pack into the time you have.
It's self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
It’s self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.

2 Sir John Templeton Quotes on Charity

Americans are giving over $70 billion yearly to churches and charity. That is ten times as much charity as was given in the entire world in any year before this century.
Americans are giving over $70 billion yearly to churches and charity. That is ten times as much charity as was given in the entire world in any year before this century.
Each year the generous and voluntary giving by Americans alone exceeds the total income of all the world’s people in any year before.
Each year the generous and voluntary giving by Americans alone exceeds the total income of all the world’s people in any year before.

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