Work at being a humble person.— John Templeton
The most staggering John Templeton quotes you will be delighted to read
Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well.
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.
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. .
Bull-markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.
If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.
To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward.
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.
To get joy, we must give it and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.
It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Those who spend too much will eventually be owned by those who are thrifty.
The best investment with the least risk and the greatest dividend is giving.
The air we breathe is necessary to keep us alive, but we must continually breathe it out so we can breathe fresh air back into our lungs. God gives us his love, which we can keep in action by breathing it out to others, thus making room in our hearts for a fresh supply of love.
A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then.
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
Help yourself by helping others. You have the most powerful weapons on earth - love and prayer.
The four most expensive words in the English language are, 'This time it's different.'
Focus on value because most investors focus on outlooks and trends.
I have observed 100,000 families over my years of investment counseling.
I always saw greater prosperity and happiness among those families who tithed than among those who didn't.
It's self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
I grew up Presbyterian. Presbyterians thought the Methodists were wrong. Catholics thought all Protestants were wrong. The Jews thought the Christians were wrong. So, what I'm financing is humility. I want people to realize that you shouldn't think you know it all.
I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
What happens to us in life is less important;
the real question can be whether or not we use the experience to grow.
The person who is willing to say yes to experience is the person who discovers new frontiers.
Each of us has a purpose for living beyond our own survival and pleasure.
Every individual is like a thread in a beautiful tapestry with a vital contribution to make, not only to the sustenance of life as we know it, but in the creation and development of more beneficial expressions of life.
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.
How about no income tax at all on people over 65? People would continue working, remain healthier, not be an economic and social drain on society. Then the elderly would also have more disposable income to help charitable activities.
I have no quarrel with what I learned in the Presbyterian church - I am still an enthusiastic Christian. But why shouldn't I try to learn more? Why shouldn't I go to Hindu services? Why shouldn't I go to Muslim services? If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.
Three of my children are medical doctors, they know at least a hundred times as much about your body as my grandfather knew, but they don't know much more about soul than he did.
If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.
Let no day go by without counting your blessing.
Basic reality seems to be that the more you try to be like God by radiating unlimited love, the more you become flooded by waves of love from others and from God.
Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of others... No one's education is ever complete.
The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy.
Faith does not imply a closed, but an open mind.
Quite the opposite of blindness, faith appreciates the vast spiritual realities that materialists overlook by getting trapped in the purely physical.
As we learn to share and give and care, love increases.
A person who knows how to love does not seem to feel lonely or alone. In this sense, the power of love can become a true weapon against harm.
Living life with a smile is like throwing yeast into a bowl of flour, adding warm water and waiting for the flour to rise. It multiplies may times over.
It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something very different.
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.
For all long-term investors, there is only one objective-maximum total real return after taxes.
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.
I believe all religions are becoming obsolete, clinging to ancient concepts.
The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be. It's self centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
Help yourself by helping others.
Happiness pursued eludes, happiness given returns.
A flower is a miracle, but it does not have the sight or speech to describe us.
And our own ability is no greater than that flower when we try to describe God. His infinity covers not only one planet, but the entire solar system and 100 billion suns. That doesn't mean he is limited in his ability to be part of you.
The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered.
It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.
A successful life depends less on how long you live than on how much you can pack into the time you have.
There will always be bull markets followed by bear markets followed by bull markets