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Warren Buffett Quotes

(1930), American Investment Entrepreneur

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

Category: Action

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

Category: Belief

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

Category: Business

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.

Category: Business

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

Category: Change

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

Category: Human Nature

Our favorite holding period is forever.

Category: Investments

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.

Category: Management

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.

Category: Money

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

Category: Money

A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought.

Category: Opinions

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

Category: Opportunity

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.

Category: Opportunity

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

Category: Past

We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.

Category: Pleasure