It would good to hear from fellow SS'ers regarding some of the best quotes they have heard or seen related to investment, &/or advice, & where it came from. A lot of people quote Donald Trump, Warren Buffet or other well known sources. Hopefully we can inspire some people, lets see what SS can deliver....here's some to get started: _________________________________________________________________ * Cashflow is King ! - lots of sources * Focus on the future productivity of the asset you are considering. If you instead focus on the prospective price change of a contemplated purchase, you are speculating. The fact that a given asset has appreciated in the recent past is never a reason to buy it. / property magazine * Profits are better than wages / multiple sources * Learn and change yourself, don't hope for changes in circumstances. * Structure your assets in such a way so as to pass them onto your beneficiaries CGT & Stamp Duty Free / SS forum? * Everybody is a genius. If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend it life thinking it is stupid. / Interviewee - property magazine * Know what you own, know why you own it. * Keep finding competitive advantage. * Master the best other people have already figured out. * Promise yourself that from today you will only borrow to improve your financial situation / source: interviewee - property magazine. * Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now? * Human beings will always betray you; you can only trust the numbers. * The definition of insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing & expecting a different result. * Real wealth is determined by the banks future value of your portfolio. * We can't save our way for true future wealth. * Biggest mistake is not having a go. * Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful / Warren Buffett * The main lessons of the board game Monopoly? Diversification & cashflow. * The only loans that you pay out are those that are not tax deductible. * The main cause of poverty and financial struggle is fear and ignorance, not the economy or the government, or the rich. * A corporation can pay for expenses before taxes. * Most people dream of going to heaven, but are terrified of dying; People dream to be rich, but are afraid to lose money. *The poor and middle class are scared of debt. * Manhattan was purchased for $24.00 in trinketts and beads...a bargain! If that $24.00 was invested at 8% p.a., the money left over would be enough to buy Los Angeles too ! * You can't trust your financial advice to others. Everyone has motives. * There is profit in less desirable locations. * Buy assets which have capital growth potential that generate an income and can be used as collateral for borrowing. * 5% Appreciation on a million dollars is better than 10% on $250,000. * A goal properly set, is halfway achieved. * The 2 best times to invest in real estate was 20 years ago, and today. * Don't get involved in deals you don't understand. * The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates * Your reference group changes you & your success; winners have a different world group. * In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. * Books serve to show man that those original thoughts of his, aren't new. * There are no new solutions or inventions - only a rearrangement of the known facts. * Facts do not cease to be exist simply because they are ignored.