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Inspirational Quotes by Warren Buffett (Page 3 of 3)

Quote: Ultimately, there's one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Ultimately, there's one investment that supersedes all others: Invest in yourself.


Quote: I just sit in my office and read all day. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I just sit in my office and read all day.


Quote: Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.


Quote: We just keep swimming and let the tide take care of itself. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

We just keep swimming and let the tide take care of itself.


Quote: You're looking for three things, generally, in a person -- Intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

You're looking for three things, generally, in a person -- Intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two.


Quote: Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to focus on. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to focus on.


Quote: Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.


Quote: Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.


Quote: Beware of geeks bearing formulas. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.


Quote: Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.


Quote: 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. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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.


Quote: Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of Warren Buffett quote: Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.- black text on quotes background

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.


Quote: 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. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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.


Quote: Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does.


Quote: Our favorite holding period is forever. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Our favorite holding period is forever.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Our favorite holding period is forever. We are just the opposite of those who hurry to sell and book profits when companies perform well but who tenaciously hang on to businesses that disappoint. Peter Lynch aptly likens such behavior to cutting the flowers and watering the weeds.


Quote: In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of Warren Buffett quote: In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.- black text on quotes background

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.


Quote: The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.


Quote: 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. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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.


Quote: When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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.


Quote: I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.


Quote: 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. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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.


Quote: The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.


Quote: We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


Quote: I bought a company in the mid-'90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I've made lots of dumb decisions. That's part of the game. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of Warren Buffett quote; white text on black background

I bought a company in the mid-'90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I've made lots of dumb decisions. That's part of the game.


Quote: We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.


Quote: I sent one e-mail in my life. I sent it to Jeff Raikes at Microsoft, and it ended up in court in Minneapolis, so I am one for one. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I sent one e-mail in my life. I sent it to Jeff Raikes at Microsoft, and it ended up in court in Minneapolis, so I am one for one.


Quote: The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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


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