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Read on for some uplifting Peter Lynch quotes that will motivate everyone.

What Is Peter Lynch Famous For?

Peter Lynch is a famous investor, mutual fund manager, and philanthropist from the United States. He is a supporter of value investing.

He's known for publishing slogans, including 'Invest In What You Know' and 'Ten-Bagger.' His net worth is around or more than $352 million.

One popular tale is about his wife telling him how much she adored L'eggs pantyhose, a new product she had purchased. Peter Lynch investigated the company's prospects and was impressed. Lynch ended up purchasing Hanes Company, the manufacturer of L'eggs pantyhose and saw a 30-fold increase in the stock price.

Assets under management at Fidelity Investments climbed from $18 million-14 billion during his 13-year stint as manager of the Magellan Fund.

In 2010, the Lynch Leadership Academy administrators at BC's Carroll School of Management business school received a $20 million donation from the Lynch Foundation.

Check some of Peter Lynch's quotes on life and investments below.

Peter Lynch Quotes On life

(Here is a list of Peter Lynch quotes that will give a new perspective on life)

The following Peter Lynch quotes will inspire you to strive for great heights.

"Know what you own, and know why you own it."

"The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy."

"I don't know anyone who said on their deathbed: 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time at the office.'"

"Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed."

"You can't see the future through a rearview mirror."

"I deal in facts, not forecasting the future. That's crystal ball stuff. That doesn't work."

"The simpler it is, the better I like it."

"The typical big winner in the Lynch portfolio generally takes three to ten years to play out."

"The biggest winners are surprises to me, and takeovers are even more surprising. It takes years, not months, to produce big results."

"I'm always fully invested. It's a great feeling to be caught with your pants up."

"It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it, which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years."

"If you go to Minnesota in January, you should know that it's gonna be cold. You don't panic when the thermometer falls below zero."

"You just don't know when you can find the bottom."

"Remember, things are never clear until it's too late."

"I don't go near the money, and the money doesn't go near me."

"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide is a choice, and I think if we work with that with kids, we'll get somewhere."

"Find something you enjoy doing and give it everything you've got, and the money will take care of itself."

"To all the dozens of lessons we're supposed to have learned from October, I can add three: First is don't let nuisances ruin a good portfolio; second is don't let nuisances ruin a good vacation, and third is never travel abroad when you're light on cash."

"The great joke is that the next time is never like the last time, and yet we can't help readying ourselves for it anyway. This all reminds me of the Mayan conception of the universe."

"Long shots almost always miss the mark."

Peter Lynch Quotes on Investments

(Here is a list of Peter Lynch quotes on buying stocks, owning stocks, market cap, dealing with higher prices, and more)

Let's take a look at some of his investment advice since it comes from someone who is well-versed in the subject.

"Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections than has been lost in corrections themselves."

"Invest in what you know."

“Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it is doing.”

"Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy, or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what's actually happening to the companies in which you've invested."

"In the long run, it's not just how much money you make that will determine your future prosperity. It's how much of that money you put to work by saving it and investing it."

"When you sell in desperation, you always sell cheap."

"Charts are great for predicting the past."

"Stocks are a safe bet, but only if you stay invested long enough to ride out the corrections."

"Equity mutual funds are the perfect solution for people who want to own stocks without doing their own research."

"Never invest in a company without understanding its finances. The biggest losses in stocks come from companies with poor balance sheets."

"Your ultimate success or failure will depend on your ability to ignore the worries of the world long enough to allow your investments to succeed."

"When stocks are attractive, you buy them. Sure, they can go lower. I've bought stocks at $12 that went to $2, but then they later went to $30. You just don't know when you can find the bottom."

"Time is on your side when you own shares of superior companies."

"If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank until you discover some."

"The stock market really isn't a gamble, as long as you pick good companies that you think will do well, and not just because of the stock price."

"The best stock to buy is the one you already own."

"Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon."

"You should not buy a stock because it's cheap but because you know a lot about it."

"You only need a few good stocks in your lifetime. I mean, how many times do you need a stock to go up ten-fold to make a lot of money? Not a lot."

"Searching for companies is like looking for grubs under rocks: if you turn over 10 rocks, you'll likely find one grub; if you turn over 20 rocks, you'll find two."

"Spend at least as much time researching a stock as you would choosing a refrigerator."

"If you're prepared to invest in a company, then you ought to be able to explain why in simple language that a fifth-grader could understand and quickly enough, so the fifth grader won't get bored."

"Behind every stock is a company. Find out what it's doing."

"Avoid hot stocks in hot industries."

"The real key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them."

"When even the analysts are bored, it's time to start buying."

"Hold no more stocks than you can remain informed on."

"Investing is fun and exciting but dangerous if you don't do any work."

"What makes stocks valuable in the long run isn't the market. It's the profitability of the shares in the companies you own. As corporate profits increase, corporations become more valuable, and sooner or later, their shares will sell for a higher price."

"Invest in businesses any idiot could run because someday one will."

"Absent a lot of surprises, stocks are relatively predictable over twenty years. As to whether they're going to be higher or lower in two to three years, you might as well flip a coin to decide. "

"The natural-born investor is a myth."

"Owning stocks is like having children – don't get involved with more than you can handle."

"There's no shame in losing money on a stock. Everybody does it. What is shameful is to hold on to a stock, or worse, to buy more of it when the fundamentals are deteriorating."

"More money is lost anticipating the changes in the overall stock market than any other way of investing."

"If you have the stomach for stocks, but neither the time nor the inclination to do the homework, invest in equity mutual funds."

"You have to keep your priorities straight if you plan to do well in stocks."

"Twenty years in this business convinces me that any normal person using the customary 3% of the brain can pick stocks just as well, if not better, than the average Wall Street expert."

"There are lots of stocks out there, and all you need is a few of 'em. That's been my philosophy."

"Gentlemen who prefer bonds don't know what they're missing."

"It isn't the head but the stomach that determines the fate of the stockpicker."

"The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management's reluctance to reward the shareholders."

"All you need for a lifetime of successful investing is a few big winners, and the pluses from those will overwhelm the minuses from the stocks that don't work out."

"Most investors would be better off in an index fund."

"All the time and effort people devote to picking the right fund, the hot hand, the great manager has, in most cases, led to no advantage."

"The most important organ in the body as far as the stock market is concerned is the guts, not the head. Anyone can acquire the know-how for analyzing stocks."

"It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile."

"A person who owns the property and has a stake in the enterprise is likely to work harder and feel happier and do a better job than a person who does."

"I'm always on the lookout for great companies in lousy industries. A great industry that's growing fast, such as computers or medical technology, attracts too much attention and too many competitors."

"Primes are the atoms of the number system: every whole number is a product of primes."

"In my investing career, the best gains usually have come in the third or fourth year, not in the third or fourth week or the third or fourth month."

"Consider the size of a company if you expect it to profit from a specific product."

"The biggest winners are surprises to me, and takeovers are even more surprising. It takes years, not months, to produce big results. You can lose money very fast, in two months, but you very rarely make money very fast in the stock market."

Peter Lynch Quotes From ‘Beating The Street’

Here is a list of Peter Lynch Quotes from his bestseller book ‘Beating The Street’.

"My diaries are full of such missed opportunities, but the stock market is merciful—it always gives the nincompoop a second chance."

"While catching up on the news is merely depressing to the citizen who has no stocks, it is a dangerous habit for the investor."

"Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach."

"It's best to divide your money among three or four types of stock funds so you'll always have some money invested in the most profitable sector of the market."

"This is one of the keys to successful investing: focus on the companies, not on the stocks."

"Stick with a steady and consistent performer."

"An important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets."

"The worst thing you can do is invest in companies you know nothing about. Unfortunately, buying stocks on ignorance is still a popular American pastime."

Peter Lynch Quotes From One Up On Wall Street

Here is a list of Peter Lynch Quotes that he said One Up On Wall Street

"The old Wall Street adage ‘never invest in anything that eats or needs repairs’ may apply to racehorses, but it's malarkey when it comes to houses."

"Houses, like stocks, are most likely to be profitable when they're held for a long period of time. Unlike stocks, houses are likely to be owned by the same person for a number of years—seven, I think, is the average."

"There's no such thing as a worry-free investment. The trick is to separate the valid worries from the idle worries, and then check the worries against the facts."

"Whenever you invest in any company, you're looking for its market cap to rise. This can't happen unless buyers are paying higher prices for the shares, making your investment more valuable."

"The trick is not to learn to trust your gut feelings, but rather to discipline yourself to ignore them. Stand by your stocks as long as the fundamental story of the company hasn't changed."

"Your investor's edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It's something you already have."

"Investing in stocks is an art, not a science, and people who've been trained to rigidly quantify everything have a big disadvantage."

"If it's a choice between investing in a good company in a great industry or a great company in a lousy industry, I'll take the great company in the lousy industry any day."

"Good management, a strong balance sheet, and a sensible plan of action will overcome many obstacles, but when you've got weak management, a weak balance sheet, and a misguided plan of action, the greatest industry in the world won't bail you out."

"If you're considering a stock on the strength of some specific product that a company makes, the first thing to find out is: What effect will the success of the product have on the company's bottom line?"

"Invest in simple companies that appear dull, mundane, out of favor, and haven't caught the fancy of Wall Street."

"A technique that works repeatedly is to wait until the prevailing opinion about a certain industry is that things have gone from bad to worse, and then buy shares in the strongest companies in the group."

"Big companies have small moves, small companies have big moves.”

"All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade."

"Just because you buy a stock and it goes up does not mean you are right. Just because you buy a stock and it goes down does not mean you are wrong."

"Average investors can become experts in their own field and can pick winning stocks as effectively as Wall Street professionals by doing just a little research."

"Ultimately, it is not the stock market nor even the companies themselves that determine an investor's fate. It is the investor."

"Investing without research is like playing stud poker and never looking at the cards. For some reason the whole business."

"That's not to say there's no such thing as an overvalued market, but there's no point worrying about it."

"As I look back on it now, it's obvious that studying history and philosophy was much better preparation for the stock market than, say, studying statistics."

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