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Ron Chernow Quotes and Sayings

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I'm a biographer; I can live with a little hyperbole.
- Ron Chernow

Early on, New York already had a national and even international identity.
- Ron Chernow

By the late 1980s people realized that houses did not
always appreciate and that they could fluctuate like
any other market commodity.
- Ron Chernow

As a bull market continues, almost anything you buy goes up.
It makes you feel that investing in stocks is a very
easy and safe and that you're a financial genius.
- Ron Chernow

 

The American public historically was really not part of the stock market.
- Ron Chernow

Hamilton had one of those extraordinary 18th-century
minds that touched on virtually every major topic of the day.
- Ron Chernow

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

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Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market,
it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries
and inventors of every sort to get financing.
- Ron Chernow

When the market is just going up, up,
and up, we all tend to be blind to the holes in the market.
They're all papered over by the rise.
- Ron Chernow

I think one of the important things that's happened
in the course of the century is that life expectancy has doubled.
- Ron Chernow

Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
- Ron Chernow

We really haven't had very much experience with people
funding their retirement out of the stock market,
and we don't know, frankly, how it would work under every scenario.
- Ron Chernow

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social
Security and Medicare to provide for old age.
They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance.
- Ron Chernow

In the 1920s you could buy stocks on margin.
You could put 10 percent down and borrow the rest against your stocks.
- Ron Chernow

One of the very nice things about investing in the
stock market is that you learn about all different aspects of the economy.
It's your window into a very large world.
- Ron Chernow

I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead:
they don't talk back,
they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives.
- Ron Chernow

After 1929, so many people had been traumatized by
the stock market crash that there was a lost generation.
- Ron Chernow

A crash really occurs when you suddenly have a violent
downturn in the market that then heralds a long bull market.
- Ron Chernow

A lot of the money in the stock market is really our
national retirement plan,
for better or worse.
- Ron Chernow

Mutual funds give people the sense that they're investing
with the big boys and that they're really not at a
disadvantage entering the stock market.
- Ron Chernow

I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
- Ron Chernow

The mutual fund industry and small investors are very
relentless and very unforgiving if people don't perform.
- Ron Chernow

As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards,
seemingly without punishment.
It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin.
- Ron Chernow

I don't think that a mutual fund that invests exclusively
in biotech start-ups or invests exclusively in companies
in Thailand offers any great safety or diversification.
- Ron Chernow

After being Washington's aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown,
Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion
because of his association with Tories.
- Ron Chernow

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

The securities laws of the 1930s were so important
because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses,
and it remedied the imbalance of information.
- Ron Chernow

There is no country in the world where it's as easy
to find venture capital in the stock market as the United States.
- Ron Chernow

The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets,
because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth
much less money than it was before.
- Ron Chernow

In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings
from the banks to the brokerage firms.
- Ron Chernow

Mutual funds have historically offered safety and diversification.
And they spare you the responsibility of picking individual stocks.
- Ron Chernow

The best argument for mutual funds is that they offer
safety and diversification.
But they don't necessarily offer safety and diversification.
- Ron Chernow

In the 1920s, Wall Street was a world that was really
dominated by professional speculators and stock pools.
These people had a monopoly over information.
- Ron Chernow

Any bull market covers a multitude of sins,
so there may be all sorts of problems with the current
system that we won't see until the bear market comes.
- Ron Chernow

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic,
that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation,
which has suddenly discovered that it will have to
provide for its own retirement.
- Ron Chernow

The history of Wall Street is inseparable from New York.
- Ron Chernow

The founding fathers were not only brilliant,
they were system builders and systematic thinkers.
They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow

Once the brokerage house, rather than the bank,
became the locus for American savings,
that money would find its way into the stock market,
because the broker was someone with a much higher tolerance
for risk than the banker.
- Ron Chernow

Mutual fund managers are trapped in this rather deadly vicious circle:
the more successful they are,
the more money flows into their mutual fund.
Then, it is more difficult for them to beat the market
averages or even to match their own past performance.
- Ron Chernow

There were two qualities about the mutual funds of
the 1920s that made them extremely speculative.
One was that they were heavily leveraged.
Two, mutual funds were allowed to invest in other mutual funds.
- Ron Chernow

I'm dubious about having Social Security put into the stock market.
I think that we have gotten very far away from the
idea that there's something sacrosanct about retirement investments.
- Ron Chernow

If you go back to the time of J.P.
Morgan, the world of high finance was completely wholesale.
The prestigious investment banks on Wall Street appealed
exclusively to large corporations,
governments, and to extremely wealthy individuals.
- Ron Chernow

One of the special characteristics of New York is that
it is different from a London or a Paris because it's the financial capital,
and the cultural capital, but not the political capital.
- Ron Chernow

I think those who invest in mutual funds want someone
else to do the thinking for them.
But the fact that they can move the money around the
family of mutual funds just through a phone call lets
them feel that they can play tycoons.
- Ron Chernow

Stock market corrections, although painful at the time,
are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism,
because there are always speculative excesses that develop,
particularly during the long bull market.
- Ron Chernow

You don't want too much fear in a market,
because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities.
You don't want too much complacency because people
will be blinded to some risk.
- Ron Chernow

When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people
in small towns and farms across America felt a sense
of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been
punished for their wicked ways.
- Ron Chernow

What I find very interesting about the mutual funds
managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe.
They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this
quiet daily tyranny of numbers.
- Ron Chernow

Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic,
obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.
- Leon Edel

My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party,
with sex thrown in.
- Cynthia Payne

The biographer who writes the life of his subject's
self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life.
- Leon Edel

Linda Tripp has shown that a true friend is an archivist,
a biographer.
- Mary Schmich

To the biographer all lives bar none are dramatic constructions.
- Katharine Anthony

Almost any biographer, if he respects facts,
can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection.
He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact;
the fact that suggests and engenders.
- Virginia Woolf

Reviewers are usually people who would have been,
poets, historians, biographer, if they could.
They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed;
therefore they turn critic.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein


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