Best Real Estate Investment quotes or Investment quotes

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. :D

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'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.
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Here's a few

"The historical data support one conclusion with unusual force: To invest with success, you must be a long-term investor."

"Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes."

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face."

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

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"
...few more:

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

Investing without an education and research will ultimately lead to regrettable investment decisions. Research is much more than just listening to popular opinion.

"It's not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for." - Robert Kiyosaki

If you're a millionaire by the time you're 30, but blow it all by age 40, you've gained nothing. Grow and protect your investment portfolio by carefully diversifying it, and you may find yourself funding many generations to come.

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets.
- John D Rockefeller, the world's richest man in the late 1800s

It sounds pretty callous, but it's true. Take a look at any stock chart
over a long period, and you'll see some pretty big dips. Those were obviously the best buying opportunities, but they were also the times when the experts were urging you to sell. It takes courage to buy when everyone else is running for the hills, but if you believe in the long-term fundamentals of the company involved, it's the right thing to do.

The Lesson: Think long-term. If the long-term outlook is good, then temporary crises are just great buying opportunities. Same goes for real estate.