quote by Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

— Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

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Overvalue quote Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

Because it corresponds to a vital need, love is overvalued in our culture.

It becomes a phantom - like success - carrying with it the illusion that it is a solution for all problems.

Overvalue quote Too many people undervalue what they are, and overvalue what they're not
Too many people undervalue what they are, and overvalue what they're not
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When I stand on my special-issue "Intelligent Investor" ladder and peer out over the frenzied crowd, I see very few others doing the same. Many stocks remain overvalued, and speculative excess - both on the upside and on the downside - is embedded in the frenzy around stocks of all stripes. And yes, I am talking about March 2001, not March 2000.

We overvalue nonessentials like a nicer car or house, or even intangibles like the number of our followers on Twitter or the way we look in our Facebook photos. As a result, we neglect activities that are truly essential, like spending time with our loved ones, or nurturing our spirit, or taking care of our health.


To a value investor, investments come in three varieties: undervalued at one price, fairly valued at another price, and overvalued at still some higher price. The goal is to buy the first, avoid the second, and sell the third.

Value investors should completely exit a security by the time it reaches full value; owning overvalued securities is the realm of speculators.

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

Life seems to me essentially passion, conflict, rage.

It is only intellect that keeps me sane; perhaps this makes me overvalue intellect against feeling.

I think that those of us who are what are called intellectuals make a terrible mistake in overvaluing the yen we have for the arts, books, etc. There is a sweet, fine quality in life that has nothing to do with this, and more and more I find myself valuing myself with those people.


If you jump into a market when everyone else is doing the same thing, you're probably too late. On the other hand, if you get into a market early, when it's fundamentally undervalued, then wait for it to become extremely overvalued, and sell once a true top has been established, you should do very well.

Gold is not overvalued at $500, and gold will not be overvalued at $1,500 or $2,000. The real money is buying gold and putting it away.

Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human species: The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be. The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is.

The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.

To value riches is not to be covetous.

They are the gift of God, and, like every gift of his, good in themselves, and capable of a good use. But to overvalue riches, to give them a place in the heart which God did not design them to fill, this is covetous


He that overvalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.

Our overvaluation of speed (time here as only money) has robbed us of many things that are at least equally precious.

I had difficulty being friends with women who hadn't worked in either the sex or beauty industries. I felt like other women sometimes overvalued beauty and sexuality, when in actuality, they're just parts of a job.

Many innovations fail because consumers irrationally overvalue the old while companies irrationally overvalue the new.

Germany's problem, in part, is that it went into the euro at the wrong exchange rate that overvalued the deutsche mark.


I think, as human beings, we at times overvalue the intellect and we undermine the body. I don't mean a body externally and the shape of a body. I mean the intelligence of a body, the memories that a body can store, how a body feels emotion, and how a body processes emotion.

Envy of the male role can come as much from an undervaluation of the role of wife and mother as from an overvaluation of the public aspects of achievement that have been reserved for men.

Men are apt to overvalue the tongues, and to think they have made considerable progress in learning when they have once overcome these; yet in reality there is no internal worth in them, and men may understand a thousand languages without being the wiser.

Victory is sweetest when you've know defeat.

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. You pay for everything, even including speaking your mind (with or without one). Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

There is only one virtue, justice; only one duty, to be happy; only one corollary, not to overvalue life and not to fear death.


Overvalue not therefore the manner of your own worship, and overvilify not other men's of a different mode.

A true bubble is when something is overvalued and intensely believed.

People ridiculously overvalue aesthetics and beauty when evaluating products.

It's one of the reasons iPods, and, for that matter, Keanu Reeves, are so successful.

Deprived of human intercourse, I inevitably overvalue the imagination and expect it to make the mundane glow with an aura of self-transcendence. Yet why these glorious sunsets, I ask myself, if nature does not speak to us with tongues of fire.

Think not so much of what thou hast not as of what thou hast: but of the things which thou hast, select the best, and then reflect how eagerly they would have been sought, if thou hadst them not. At the same time, however, take care that thou dost not, through being so pleased with them, accustom thyself to overvalue them, so as to be disturbed if ever thou shouldst not have them.


After all, an overvalued dollar gives us the ability to buy foreign goods at lower prices. And the existing volume of exports brings more yen and euros than they would if the dollar were more competitive.

There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd.

I would include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the economy.

If you overesteem great men, people become powerless.

If you overvalue possessions, people begin to steal. The Master leads by emptying people's minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they desire, and creates confusion in those who think that they know. Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.

To overvalue something is a form of lying.

I worry that free imagination is overvalued, and I think this carries risks.

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