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500 of the Most Witty, Acerbic and Erudite Things Ever Said About Money by Philip Jenks

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Buying shares

General guidelines

Be careful

“Select stocks the way porcupines make love - very carefully.”

Bob Dinda

“There are more fools among buyers than among sellers.”

French proverb

Simplicity

“Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.”

Peter Lynch

“I don’t try to jump over 7-foot bars. I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”

Warren Buffett

Concentrate on companies, not the market

“Playing the stock market is analogous to entering a newspaper beauty-judging contest in which one must select the six prettiest faces out of a hundred photographs, with the prize going to the person whose selections most nearly conform to those of the group as a whole.”

John Maynard Keynes ...

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