John Templeton Quotes

Sir John Templeton was regarded as a contrarian investor and mutual fund manager who founded the Templeton Growth Fund in 1954. Sir John Marks Templeton (29 November 1912 – 8 July 2008) was an American-born British investor, banker, fund manager, and philanthropist.

“Self-improvement comes mainly from trying to help others.”― Sir John Templeton

“The four most expensive word in the English language are ‘This time it’s different.”― John Templeton

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

“The four most expensive words in the English language are “this time it’s different.”
― Sir John Templeton

“The difference in effort was quite small—only an “extra ounce.” But the results, in terms of accomplishment and the quality of the achievement, were often dramatic.”
― Sir John Templeton

“If you earn a dollar and spend a dollar ten, you’ll be a failure. But if you earn a dollar and spend ninety cents, you’re on the road to success!”― Sir John Templeton

“Defer pleasure until the job is done.”― Sir John Templeton

“Success-bound people learn early in their careers to avoid the mañana habit. They do today whatever can possibly be done today and try not to put off anything until tomorrow. Tomorrow, after all, can mean next week, or next month, or perhaps never. Successful people always squeeze all that they can into today’s schedule, knowing that tomorrow will be equally full of new deadlines and challenges.”
― Sir John Templeton

“The four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different”
― John Templeton

“Honesty and perseverance are the qualities you will find among the highest-caliber professionals. Always give your business to such people, regardless of the fee. You will learn from them and will receive superior service. Follow their example and you will become one of the highest-caliber professionals yourself. Some people hire the lawyer who charges the least; that is a mistake.”― Sir John Templeton

“The best time to invest is when you have money.”
― John Templeton

“William Feather, publisher and author, said: “The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can; to act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us.”― Sir John Templeton

“In the hundred-yard race the winner doesn’t cross the tape line a dozen strides ahead of the field. He wins by inches.”― Sir John Templeton

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

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

“I can complain because rosebushes have thorns or rejoice because thornbushes have roses.”
― Sir John Templeton

“Americans are giving over $70 billion yearly to churches and charity. That is ten times as much charity as was given in the entire world in any year before this century.”― Sir John Templeton

“Each year the generous and voluntary giving by Americans alone exceeds the total income of all the world’s people in any year before”
― Sir John Templeton

“In Matthew 7:7–8, Jesus says, “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”― Sir John Templeton

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”― Sir John Templeton

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

“Help yourself by helping others.”— John Templeton

“Bull-markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.”— John Templeton

“An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.”— John Templeton

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

“The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’”— John Templeton

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

“There will always be bull markets followed by bear markets followed by bull markets.”— John Templeton

“Kindness comes back like a boomerang to those who are kind. Perhaps, its return takes years. Perhaps, the kindness returns from a different direction than that which we sent out kindness. But it will return. It is never lost.”— John Templeton

“The commitment of giving your best at all times, in all circumstances and under all conditions, can enable you to find value in, and lend value to, every experience.”— John Templeton

“By facing our challenges and overcoming them, we grow stronger, wiser, and more compassionate.”— John Templeton

“Diversify your investments.”— Templeton

“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy.”— John Templeton

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

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