The Top Inspirational Quotes From Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham wrote the influential book “The Intelligent Investor” which covers key fundamentals when it comes to investing.

Let’s have a look at some quotes from the author himself, Benjamin Graham. Enjoy.

“The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.”

“In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” 

― Benjamin Graham

“People who invest make money for themselves; people who speculate make money for their brokers.” 

― Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

“Americans are getting stronger. Twenty years ago, it took two people to carry ten dollars’ worth of groceries. Today, a five-year-old can do it. —Henny Youngman” 

― Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

“Buy cheap and sell dear.” 

― Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

“The investment world nevertheless has enough liars, cheaters, and thieves to keep Satan’s check-in clerks frantically busy for decades to come.” 

― Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor


If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume

The investor’s chief problem – and even his worst enemy – is likely to be himself.

Even the intelligent investor is likely to need considerable will power to keep from following the crowd.

The correct attitude of the security analyst toward the stock market might well be that of a man toward his wife. He shouldn’t pay too much attention to what the lady says, but he can’t afford to ignore it entirely. That is pretty much the position that most of us find ourselves vis-à-vis the stock market.


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Author: Khoa Bui

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