John C. Bogle Quotes



Best 14 The Little Book of Common Sense Investing Quotes by John C. Bogle

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing Quotes

“Buying funds based purely on their past performance is one of the stupidest things an investor can do.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“Don't look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“Gunning for average is your best shot at finishing above average.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“If the data do not prove that indexing wins, well, the data are wrong.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“If your fund doesn't last for the long term, how can you invest for the long term?”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“Owning the stock market over the long term is a winner's game, but attempting to beat the market is a loser's game.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan. Stick to the good plan.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“The grim irony of investing, then, is that we investors as a group not only don't get what we pay for, we get precisely what we don't pay for. So if we pay for nothing, we get everything.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“The simple fact is that selecting a mutual fund that will outpace the stock market over the long term is, using Cervantes’ wonderful observation, like looking for a needle in the haystack. So I offer you Bogle’s corollary: Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“The stock market is a giant distraction to the business of investing.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“The true investor will do better if he forgets about the stock market and pays attention to his dividend returns and to the operating results of his companies.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“The two greatest enemies of the equity fund investor are expenses and emotions.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“Time makes more converts than reason.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

“When there are multiple solutions to a problem, choose the simplest one.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

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