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Best 100 Warren Buffett Quotes on Success, Investment, Business, Opportunity

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Warren Buffett Quotes

1. Turnarounds seldom turn around. – Warren Buffett

2. Every tomorrow has been uncertain. – Warren Buffett

3. I just sit in my office and read all day. – Warren Buffett

4. Our favourite holding period is forever. – Warren Buffett

5. 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

6. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. – Warren Buffett

7. You can’t make a good deal with a bad person. – Warren Buffett

8. I measure success by how many people love me. – Warren Buffett

9. Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. – Warren Buffett

10. 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

11. We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds. – Warren Buffett

12. Never invest in a business you cannot understand. – Warren Buffett

13. The most common cause of low prices is pessimism. – Warren Buffett

14. 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

15. You do smart things, you eventually get very rich. – Warren Buffett

16. You should focus on what’s important and knowable. – Warren Buffett

17. The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money. – Warren Buffett

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

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

20. Remember that the stock market is manic-depressive. – Warren Buffett

21. It’s better to hang out with people better than you. – Warren Buffett

22. The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes. – Warren Buffett

23. The best thing is to learn from other guys’ mistakes. – Warren Buffett

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

25. A girl in a convertible is worth five in the phonebook. – Warren Buffett

26. It is optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. – Warren Buffett

27. Emotional makeup is more important than technical skill. – Warren Buffett

28. Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations. – Warren Buffett

29. The most important investment you can make is in yourself. – Warren Buffett

30. The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth. – Warren Buffett

31. You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out. – Warren Buffett

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32. There is no perfect mathematical formula for pricing a business. – Warren Buffett

33. When we see falling prices, we think it’s an opportunity to buy. – Warren Buffett

34. The ability to say NO is a tremendous advantage for an investor. – Warren Buffett

35. The stock market, like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. – Warren Buffett

36. I’ve never swung at a ball while it’s still in the pitcher’s glove. – Warren Buffett

37. Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. – Warren Buffett

38. In stock markets it’s an auction market, and crazy things can happen. – Warren Buffett

39. I’m no genius, but I’m smart in spots, and I stay around those spots. – Warren Buffett

40. Rule No. 1 is never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1. – Warren Buffett

41. As far as you are concerned, the stock market does not exist. Ignore it. – Warren Buffett

42. Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you who you’ll turn out to be. – Warren Buffett

43. Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing. – Warren Buffett

44. Be greedy when others are fearful, and be fearful when others are greedy. – Warren Buffett

45. Never risk what you have and need, for what you don’t have and don’t need. – Warren Buffett

46. We want products where people feel like kissing you instead of slapping you. – Warren Buffett

47. It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results. – Warren Buffett

48. It’s only when the tide goes out that you discover who’s been swimming naked. – Warren Buffett

49. Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive. – Always stay rational. – Warren Buffett

50. Wishing makes dreams come true only in Disney movies; it’s poison in business. – Warren Buffett

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

52. More people fail because of liquor and leverage – leverage being borrowed money. – Warren Buffett

53. The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. – Warren Buffett

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

55. There some parts of the game that we don’t understand, so we don’t play with them. – Warren Buffett

56. Lethargy, bordering on sloth should remain the cornerstone of an investment style. – Warren Buffett

57. Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago – Warren Buffett

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

59. You do not adequately protect yourself by being half awake when others are sleeping. – Warren Buffett

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60. Widespread fear is your friend as an investor because it serves up bargain purchases. – Warren Buffett

61. We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet. – Warren Buffett

62. It is better to hang out with people better than you … you’ll drift in that direction. – Warren Buffett

63. Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages. – Warren Buffett

64. Problems in a company are like cockroaches in the kitchen. You will never find just one. – Warren Buffett

65. Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble. – Warren Buffett

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

67. We will have another bubble, but usually you don’t get it the same way you got it before. – Warren Buffett

68. More kids are ruined by the behaviour of their parents than the size of their inheritance. – Warren Buffett

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

70. A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing. – Warren Buffett

71. We’re not looking at the aspects of the stock; we’re looking at the aspects of the business. – Warren Buffett

72. Buy companies with strong histories of profitability and with a dominant business franchise. – Warren Buffett

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

74. Lose money and I will forgive you, but lose even a shred of reputation and I will be ruthless. – Warren Buffett

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

76. The past is only useful to give you insights into the future, but sometimes there’s no insight. – Warren Buffett

77. An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it. – Warren Buffett

78. You know… you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again. – Warren Buffett

79. Losing some money is an inevitable part of investing and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. – Warren Buffett

80. It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. – Warren Buffett

81. It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. – Warren Buffett

82. Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns. – Warren Buffett

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

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84. It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price. – Warren Buffett

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

86. If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes. – Warren Buffett

87. Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down. – Warren Buffett

88. Avoiding the dumb things is the most important. Learn more, know limitations and avoid the dumb things. – Warren Buffett

89. 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

90. 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

91. You know, if I’m playing bridge and a naked woman walks by, I don’t even see her. Don’t test me on that! – Warren Buffett

92. We’re not going to take 98 cents for something that’s going to give us a probabilistic loss of a dollar. – Warren Buffett

93. We don’t get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we’ll wait, we’ll wait indefinitely. – Warren Buffett

94. 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

95. If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes. – Warren Buffett

96. Equities will do well over time — you just have to avoid getting excited when other people are getting excited. – Warren Buffett

97. If you don’t feel comfortable making a rough estimate of the asset’s future earnings, just forget it and move on. – Warren Buffett

98. The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything — you can wait for your pitch. – Warren Buffett

99. When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever. – Warren Buffett

100. Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. – Warren Buffett

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