Although it’s part of the human condition to have emotional ups and downs, even when it comes to your work life or your investments, it doesn’t mean you have to let the feelings overrule rational experience. When self-doubt, lack of motivation, and discouragement color your attitude, they may be signs that your health needs attention or you need a break. Some people find relief and inspiration by relating to others who have faced the same challenges and uncertainties and overcome them.
Even real estate investors feel stuck or down from time to time. That’s why we compiled some of our favorite inspirational quotes for real estate investors to lift your spirits (and, hopefully, help your bottom line, too!).
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“Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.” Armstrong Williams
“Owning a variety of asset classes means that some part of your portfolio will be doing well when the cyclical turmoil arises. A broadly diversified portfolio includes large capitalization stocks, small cap, emerging markets, fixed income, real estate and commodities.” Barry Ritholtz
“In the real estate business you learn more about people, and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of.” Johnny Isakson
“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The smallest patch of green to arrest the monotony of asphalt and concrete is as important to the value of real estate as streets, sewers and convenient shopping.” James Felt, The New York Times
“In any market, in any country, there are developers who make money. So I say all of this doom and gloom, but there will always be people who make money, because people always want homes.” Sarah Beeny
“Before you start trying to work out which direction the property market is headed, you should be aware that there are markets within markets.” Paul Clitheroe
“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” John D. Rockefeller
“The best investment on earth is earth.” Louis Glickman
“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Mark Twain
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“Albert Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had “no good ideas”. Werner Von Braun failed ninth-grade algebra. If these people can overcome these obstacles, can’t you do the same with yours?” Alan McGinnis
“Our mistakes won’t irreparably damage our lives unless we let them.” James E Sweeney
“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Franklin D Roosevelt
“The only way around is through.” Robert Frost
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn
“I feel that lack is preparation meeting opportunity.” Oprah Winfrey
“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” Ken Kesey
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton
“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham
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