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Warren Buffett Quotes

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Our favorite holding period is forever.
- Warren Buffett

Related topics: Business

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars:
I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
- Warren Buffett

I think the most important factor in getting out of
the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of -
of American capitalism.
- Warren Buffett

The first rule is not to lose.
The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
- Warren Buffett

 

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always
clearer than the windshield.
- Warren Buffett

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
- Warren Buffett

We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions
that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly
engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'
- Warren Buffett

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If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
- Warren Buffett

It's better to hang out with people better than you.
Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours
and you'll drift in that direction.
- Warren Buffett

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic
that likes to make easy things difficult.
- Warren Buffett

Time is the friend of the wonderful company,
the enemy of the mediocre.
- Warren Buffett

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
- Warren Buffett

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said,
"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful".
- Warren Buffett

When you combine ignorance and leverage,
you get some pretty interesting results.
- Warren Buffett

If past history was all there was to the game,
the richest people would be librarians.
- Warren Buffett

It's never paid to bet against America.
We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride.
- Warren Buffett

I am a huge bull on this country.
We will not have a double-dip recession at all.
I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.
- Warren Buffett

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special,
or it's not going to get the business.
- Warren Buffett

When a management with a reputation for brilliance
tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics,
it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
- Warren Buffett

Price is what you pay.
Value is what you get.
- Warren Buffett

The only time to buy these is on a day with no "y" in it.
- Warren Buffett

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy;
profit from folly rather than participate in it.
- Warren Buffett

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.
- Warren Buffett

Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
- Warren Buffett

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in
a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
- Warren Buffett

Rule No.1: Never lose money.
Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
- Warren Buffett

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they
are too heavy to be broken.
- Warren Buffett

I never attempt to make money on the stock market.
I buy on the assumption that they could close the market
the next day and not reopen it for five years.
- Warren Buffett

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
- Warren Buffett

It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair
price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
- Warren Buffett

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy
and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
- Warren Buffett

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
- Warren Buffett

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to
hold if the market shut down for 10 years.
- Warren Buffett

The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.
- Warren Buffett

We're still in a recession.
We're not gonna be out of it for a while,
but we will get out.
- Warren Buffett

There are 309 million people out there that are trying
to improve their lot in life.
And we've got a system that allows them to do it.
- Warren Buffett

I buy expensive suits.
They just look cheap on me.
- Warren Buffett

We always live in an uncertain world.
What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.
- Warren Buffett

Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
- Warren Buffett

Value is what you get.
- Warren Buffett

Wide diversification is only required when investors
do not understand what they are doing.
- Warren Buffett

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior
more than simple behavior,
but simple behavior is more effective.
- Warren Buffett

We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.
- Warren Buffett

I always knew I was going to be rich.
I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.
- Warren Buffett

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat,
energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be
more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
- Warren Buffett

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people
not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments,
and that leads to more fear.
We'll break out of it.
It takes time.
- Warren Buffett

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings
out the basic traits in them.
If they were jerks before they had money,
they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
- Warren Buffett

You only have to do a very few things right in your
life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
- Warren Buffett

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.
- Warren Buffett

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and
maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further.
But I think that people at the high end -
people like myself -
should be paying a lot more in taxes.
We have it better than we've ever had it.
- Warren Buffett

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by
the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel.
These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly
bring on unwelcome after-effects.
Their precise nature is anyone's guess,
though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
- Warren Buffett

In the 20th century, the United States endured two
world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts;
the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics;
oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president.
Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
- Warren Buffett

We've used up a lot of bullets.
And we talk about stimulus.
But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP.
That is stimulative as all get out.
It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.
- Warren Buffett

The rich are always going to say that,
you know, just give us more money and we'll go out
and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you.
But that has not worked the last 10 years,
and I hope the American public is catching on.
- Warren Buffett

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are,
on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores
as in these United States.
No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word,
without coming here.
- Warren Buffett

You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time.
You know, all time is uncertain.
I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007,
we just didn't know it was uncertain.
It was - uncertain on September 10th,
2001.
It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987,
you just didn't know it.
- Warren Buffett

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable.
They shouldn't.
They have opted for a terrible long-term asset,
one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value.
- Warren Buffett

I just think that - when a country needs more income and we do,
we're only taking in 15 percent of GDP,
I mean, that - that - when a country needs more income,
they should get it from the people that have it.
- Warren Buffett

You do things when the opportunities come along.
I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along,
and I've had long dry spells.
If I get an idea next week, I'll do something.
If not, I won't do a damn thing.
- Warren Buffett

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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