Never Hope More Than You Work

Never Hope More Than You Work

The full quote, by Rita Mae Brown, is “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” She was speaking about writing in particular, and the first two parts of her quotation do apply more to writing than investing. But the final thought is perfect for investors who are often guilty of hoping when they should be facing reality. In fact, it’s reminiscent of the saying, “Hope is not a strategy.”

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