Top 43 Warren Buffett Quotes

To be successful, look for the job you will take if you don’t need a job


If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.


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


Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful


I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.


The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.


There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.


I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.


I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.


If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.


You know … you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.


It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.


Failing conventionally is the route to go; as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press


In the long run managements stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieve little of either.


Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source.


Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.


I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.


Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.


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


The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.


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


…not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives.


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


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


If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.


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


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.


Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.


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.


If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.


Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.


Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.


The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.


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


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


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


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.


Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.


I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.


Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.


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.


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.


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.’



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