Finances The Best Warren Buffett Quotes  

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A list of the best Warren Buffett quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Warren Buffett quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Warren Buffett quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Warren Buffett should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Warren Buffett quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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I want to give my kids enough so that they could feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing Warren Buffett

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

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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

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

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I personally think that society is responsible for a very significant percentage of what I've earned. If you stick me down in the middle of Bangladesh or Peru or someplace, you find out how much this talent is going to produce in the wrong kind of soil... I work in a market system that happens to reward what I do very well - disproportionately well. Mike Tyson, too. If you can knock a guy out in 10 seconds and earn $10 million for it, this world will pay a lot for that. If you can bat .360, this world will pay a lot for that. If you're a marvelous teacher, this world won't pay a lot for it. If you are a terrific nurse, this world will not pay a lot for it. Now, am I going to try to come up with some comparable worth system that somehow (re)distributes that? No, I don't think you can do that. But I do think that when you're treated enormously well by this market system, where in effect the market system showers the ability to buy goods and services on you because of some peculiar talent - maybe your adenoids are a certain way, so you can sing and everybody will pay you enormous sums to be on television or whatever -I think society has a big claim on that. Warren Buffett

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

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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

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

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

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Great investment opportunities come around when excellent companies are surrounded by unusual circumstances that cause the stock to be misappraised. Warren Buffett

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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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Our favorite holding period is forever. Warren Buffett

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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

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

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

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

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I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It's like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die. Warren Buffett

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

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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

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