Blog » Inspirational Finance Quotes » Paul Samuelson – Investing is Like Watching Grass Grow

Paul Samuelson – Investing is Like Watching Grass Grow

Updated on June 13th, 2022
Paul Samuelson - Investing is Like Watching Grass Grow

“Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.”

-Paul Samuelson

This quote applies more to the Millennials than any other generation. We have become so accustomed to instant gratification that we only perceive the short-term returns of an investment rather than the long-term. This disenfranchises many people from investing (especially of the younger generations) as they don’t see the value as worthwhile.  

Investing is more apt as watching paint dry; it is a long process that over time has lasting and impactful results. Granted, it is not to be said that you should avoid risk all together. But if that is all you’re after, then maybe Las Vegas is more the place for you. 


Check out another quote

Angela Ruth

Angela Ruth

Angela Ruth is a financial writer at Due. She has a passion for helping people get out of debt and live a better life.

About Due

Due makes it easier to retire on your terms. We give you a realistic view on exactly where you’re at financially so when you retire you know how much money you’ll get each month. Get started today.

Due Fact-Checking Standards and Processes

To ensure we’re putting out the highest content standards, we sought out the help of certified financial experts and accredited individuals to verify our advice. We also rely on them for the most up to date information and data to make sure our in-depth research has the facts right, for today… Not yesterday. Our financial expert review board allows our readers to not only trust the information they are reading but to act on it as well. Most of our authors are CFP (Certified Financial Planners) or CRPC (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor) certified and all have college degrees. Learn more about annuities, retirement advice and take the correct steps towards financial freedom and knowing exactly where you stand today. Learn everything about our top-notch financial expert reviews below… Learn More