Quotes by Warren Buffett

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Warren Edward Buffett (b. August 30 1930, Omaha, Nebraska) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. Nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha" or the "Sage of Omaha", Buffett has amassed an enormous fortune from astute ... more

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

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised.
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
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.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
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.
The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.
We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.
Our favorite holding period is forever.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
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.
Success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. once you’re above the level of 25. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.
The only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good.
The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything—you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, “Swing, you bum!”