Real Estate Quotes


Here are a collection of famous quotations from some of the leaders in investing, business, and finance. These quotes give excellent insight into real estate, investing in real estate, property development, and the values of owning real estate.

“The best investment on earth is earth.”

-Louis Glickman

“My own recipe for world peace is a bit of land for everyone.”

-Gladys Taber

“Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth.. both financial affluence and emotional security”.

–Suze Orman

“Ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate.”

-Andrew Carnegie

“The major fortunes in America have been made in land.”

-John D. Rockefeller

“I would give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.”

-Shakespeare

“The small landholders are the most precious part of a state.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“He is not a full man who does not own a piece of land.”

-Hebrew Proverb

“Landlords grow rich in their sleep.”

-John Stuart Mill

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”

-Marshall Field

“Buy on the fringe and wait. Buy land near a growing city! Buy real estate when other people want to sell. Hold what you buy!”

-John Jacob Astor

“Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other forms of monopoly.”

-Winston Churchill

“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

“Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised. It is the basis of all security and about the only indestructible security.”

-Russell Sage

“I have always liked real estate; farm land, pasture land, timber land and city property. I have had experience with all of them. I guess I just naturally like ‘the good Earth,’ the foundation of all our wealth.”

-Jesse H. Jones

“Buy real estate in areas where the path exists…and buy more real estate where there is no path, but you can create your own.”

-David Waronker

“A man complained that [on] his way home to dinner he had every day to pass through that long field of his neighbor’s. I advised him to buy it, and it would never seem long again.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only think that can’t fly away.”

-Anthony Trollope

“There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.”

-Harriet Martineau

“Don’t stretch yourself too much with a mortgage. Buy within your means.. it’s not worth the sleepless nights.”

–Sarah Beeny


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