Listed below are wisdom one liners which would give an investor an insight to what he or she is up against:
The market is a discounting machine.
A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Investment management is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
To err is human, to hedge divine.
No stock is good or bad, it is the price that makes it so.
No price is too high for a bull or too low for a bear.
Somebody is wrong every time a trade is made.
Ride the winners and sell the losers.
You never understand a stock unless you are long or short in it.
Be long term but watch the ticks.
Never throw good money after bad.
To achieve superior performance, you have to differ from the majority.
Two things cause stocks to move, the expected and the unexpected.
No tree grows to the sky.
A pie doesn't grow through its slices.
Never confuse brilliance with a bull market.
Successful investment managers have brains, nerves and luck.
All generalizations are false, including this one.
The market makes mountains out of molehills.
Investigate, then invest.
The memory of people in the stock market is very short.
Open-mindedness and independent thinking will pay big dividends in the stock market.
It is only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
It is only a step from common stock investment to common stock speculation.
The market is a pendulum that swings back and forth through the median line of rationality.
The only way to beat the market is to discover and exploit other investors' mistakes.
No investment manager can perform successfully in all kinds of markets. There is no man for all seasons.
Better is one forethought than two after.
The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.
Shallow men believe in luck, wise and strong men in cause and effect.