Warren Buffett

Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist

Birthday: August 30, 1930

Birthday: August 30, 1930

Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist


100 Greatest Quotes By Warren Buffett

Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business. Warren Buffett
The stock market is a wonderfully efficient mechanism for transferring wealth from the impatient to the patient. Warren Buffett
Learning how to live is much more important than learning how to make a living. Warren Buffett
John Maynard Keynes essentially said, don't try and figure out what the market is doing. Figure out a business you understand, and concentrate. Warren Buffett
Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. Warren Buffett
In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love. Warren Buffett
You can't make a good deal with a bad person. Warren Buffett
The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes. Warren Buffett
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
Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future. Warren Buffett
It’s not that I want money. It’s the fun of making money and watching it grow. Warren Buffett
There are three kinds of people: 1. Innovators. 2. Imitators. 3. Idiots. Warren Buffett
If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you're going to turn out in life. Warren Buffett
If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. Warren Buffett
The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. Warren Buffett
Accounting is the language of business. Warren Buffett
Never be afraid to ask for too much when selling or offer too little when buying. Warren Buffett
Knowing the edge of your competency is important. If you think you know more than you do, you will get in trouble. Warren Buffett
When investing, pessimism is your friend, euphoria the enemy. Warren Buffett
We don't get paid for being busy, we get paid for being right. Warren Buffett
It is better to point out your own mistakes than have somebody else do it. Warren Buffett
Things you like to do should be a hobby of yours, but things the world does should be a business of yours. Warren Buffett
When people tell me they've learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people's experience. Warren Buffett
If you don't make mistakes you can't make decisions. Warren Buffett
The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. Warren Buffett
Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well. Warren Buffett
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me. Warren Buffett
Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn't. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value. Warren Buffett
If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money. Warren Buffett
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. Warren Buffett
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. Warren Buffett
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
Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. Warren Buffett
We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds. Warren Buffett
The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself... The more you learn, the more you'll earn. Warren Buffett
Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations. Warren Buffett
Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. Warren Buffett
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. Warren Buffett
I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. Warren Buffett
You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life. Warren Buffett
Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source. Warren Buffett
Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble. Warren Buffett
People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional. Warren Buffett
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. Warren Buffett
Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. Warren Buffett
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. Warren Buffett
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. Warren Buffett
You have to be able to communicate in life and probably schools underemphasize that. If you can't talk to people or write, you're giving up your potential. Warren Buffett
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. Warren Buffett
The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money. Warren Buffett
What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end. Warren Buffett
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