Best Warren Buffett Quotes of All Time

Best Warren Buffett Quotes of All Time

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Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor in the world.

Thinking about investing? Take a look at these thought-provoking quotes from Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of the 20th century.quotes from the man worth over 70 billion on investing, life, and business success.

“A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“After all, you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Can you really explain to a fish what it’s like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Cash never makes us happy. It’s better to have the money burning a hole in Berkshire’s pocket than resting comfortably in someone else’s.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they're doing.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Focus on your customers and lead your people as though their lives depend on your success.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because I am an investor.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I don’t measure my life by the money I’ve made. Other people might, but I certainly don’t.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I get to do what I like to do every single day of the year.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I have no idea on timing. It’s easier to tell what will happen than when it will happen. I would say that what is going on in terms of trade policy is going to have very important consequences.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.” – Warren Buffett


“I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on assumption they could close the market the next day and not re-open it for five years.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I really like my life. I’ve arranged my life so that I can do what I want.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“If past history was all that is needed to play the game of money, the richest people would be librarians.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“If you are in a poker game and after 20 minutes you don't know who the patsy is, then you’re the patsy.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“If you aren't willing to own a stock for ten years, don't even think about owning it for ten minutes. Put together a portfolio of companies whose aggregate earnings march upward over the years, and so also will the portfolio's market value.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“If you don’t feel comfortable owning something for 10 years, then don’t own it for 10 minutes.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“In the short term, the market is a popularity contest. In the long term, the market is a weighing machine.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“It’s class warfare; my class is winning, but they shouldn’t be.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that 'Price is what you pay; value is what you get.' Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


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


“Money is not everything. Make sure you earn a lot before speaking such nonsense.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Never give up searching for the job that you’re passionate about. Try to find the job you’d have if you were independently rich. Forget about the pay. When you’re associating with the people that you love, doing what you love, it doesn’t get any better than that.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Never invest in a business you cannot understand.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Only when you combine sound intellect with emotional discipline do you get rational behavior.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“The smarter the journalists are, the better off the society is to a degree. People read the press to inform themselves; and the better the teacher, the better the student body.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“We've used derivatives for many, many years. I don't think derivatives are evil, per se, I think they are dangerous. …So we use lots of things daily that are dangerous, but we generally pay some attention to how they're used.  We tell the cars how fast they can go.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night’s sleep for the chance of extra profits.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“Without passion, you don't have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“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 Quotes


“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 Quotes


“You ought to be able to explain why you’re taking the job you’re taking, why you’re making the investment you’re making, or whatever it may be. And if it can’t stand applying pencil to paper, you’d better think it through some more. And if you can’t write an intelligent answer to those questions, don’t do it.” — Warren Buffett Quotes


“Your premium brand had better be delivering something wonderful, or it’s not going to get the business.” — Warren Buffett Quotes

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