Unforgettable John Templeton Quotes

Sir John Marks Templeton was Born on November 29, 1912. John Templeton was an American-born British investor, banker, fund manager, and philanthropist. John Templeton was named as “arguably the greatest global stock picker of the century in Money magazine in 1999. Below we are sharing Sir John Templeton Quotes. Don’t forget to share these Top John Templeton Quotes.

Unforgettable John Templeton Quotes

1. “Self-improvement comes mainly from trying to help others.” –John Templeton

2. “Remember, no investment is forever.”–John Templeton

3. “Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well.”–John Templeton

4. “Don’t panic. The time to sell is before the crash, not after.”–John Templeton

5. “Focus on value because most investors focus on outlooks and trends.”–Sir John Templeton

6. “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”–John Templeton

7. “The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.”–John Templeton

8. “An investor who has all the answers doesn’t even understand all the questions.”–John Templeton

9.“ To buy when others are despondently selling and to sell when others are avidly buying requires the greatest of fortitude and pays the greatest ultimate rewards.”–John Templeton

10. “A cocksure approach to investing will lead, probably sooner than later, to disappointment if not outright disaster.”–John Templeton

Unforgettable John Templeton Quotes

11.“Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.”–John Templeton

12. “The wise investor recognizes that success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions.”–John Templeton

13.“If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.”–John Templeton

14. “High ethics and religious principles form the basis for success and happiness in every area of life”–John Templeton

15.“It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”–John Templeton

16. “Even if we can identify an unchanging handful of success principles, we cannot apply these rules to an unchanging universe of investments—or an unchanging economic and political environment. Everything is in a constant state of change…”–John Templeton

17.“If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.”–John Templeton

18. “I thought, I’m only going to be on this planet once, and only for a short time. What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?”–John Templeton

19.“What happens to us in life is less important; the real question can be whether or not we use the experience to grow.”–John Templeton

20. “There’s no free lunch.”–John Templeton

21.“Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.”–John Templeton

22. “If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.”–John Templeton

23. “The only reason to sell them a stock now is to buy other, more attractive stocks. If you can’t find more attractive stocks, hold on to what you have.” –John Templeton

24.“For those properly prepared, the bear market is not only a calamity but an opportunity.”–John Templeton

25. “It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”–John Templeton

Unforgettable John Templeton Quotes

26. “Learn from your mistakes.”–John Templeton

27. “For all long-term investors, there is only one objective – maximum total real return after taxes”–John Templeton

28. “The only way to avoid mistakes is not to invest—which is the biggest mistake of all.”–John Templeton

29. “Tell your readers to use it or lose it. If you don’t use your muscles, they get weak. If you don’t use your mind it begins to fail.”–John Templeton

30. “Forgive yourself for your errors. Don’t become discouraged, and certainly don’t try to recoup your losses by taking bigger risks. Instead, turn each mistake into a learning experience. Determine exactly what went wrong and how you can avoid the same mistake in the future.”–John Templeton

31. “Defer pleasure until the job is done.”–John Templeton

32. “The investor who says, this time is different, when in fact it’s virtually a repeat of an earlier situation, has uttered among the four most costly words in the annals of investing.”–John Templeton

33. “I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I’m busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.”–John Templeton

34. “The big difference between those who are successful and those who are not is that successful people learn from their mistakes and the mistakes of others.”–John Templeton

35. “If you begin with a prayer, you can think more clearly and make fewer mistakes.”–John Templeton

26. “If you want to become really wealthy, you must have your money work for you.”–John Templeton

27. “Outperforming the market is a difficult task.”–John Templeton

28. “I wouldn’t call it radical; I would call it enthusiasm for progress.”–John Templeton

29. “The challenge is not simply making better investment decisions than the average investor. The real challenge is making investment decisions that are better than those of the professionals who manage the big institutions.”–John Templeton

40. “Success is a process of continually seeking answers to new questions.”–John Templeton

41. “The main focus in my life now is to open people’s minds so no one will be so conceited that they think they have the total truth. They should be eager to learn, to listen, to research and not to confine, to hurt, to kill, those who disagree with them.”–John Templeton

42. “A successful life depends less on how long you live than on how much you can pack into the time you have.”–John Templeton

43. “My ethical principal in the first place was – where could I use the talents that God gave me to help the most people?”–John Templeton

44. “It’s self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.”–John Templeton

45. “Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.”–John Templeton

46. “Work at being a humble person.”– Sir John Templeton


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