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quote by Warren Buffett: Failing conventionally is the route to go; as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Failing conventionally is the route to go; as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Investing is simple, but not easy. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Investing is simple, but not easy.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It cost a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's a fantastic brand loyalty. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It cost a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's a fantastic brand loyalty.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: If book knowledge made great investors, than the librarians would all be rich. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

If book knowledge made great investors, than the librarians would all be rich.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: I just naturally want to do things that make sense. In my personal life too, I don't care what other rich people are doing. I don't want a 405 foot boat just because someone else has a 400 foot boat. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I just naturally want to do things that make sense. In my personal life too, I don't care what other rich people are doing. I don't want a 405 foot boat just because someone else has a 400 foot boat.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.

--Warren Buffett
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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
quote by Warren Buffett: It is not greed that drives the world, but envy. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.

--Warren Buffett

Longer Version:

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.


quote by Warren Buffett: If you're in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

If you're in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

--Warren Buffett
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

Longer Version:

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.


quote by Warren Buffett: We don't do unnecessary things at Berkshire. And there are many things at big companies that are unnecessary. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

We don't do unnecessary things at Berkshire. And there are many things at big companies that are unnecessary.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: I learned to go into business only with people whom I like, trust, and admire. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I learned to go into business only with people whom I like, trust, and admire.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Surprise and delight your customers. There is nothing like that in business. If you delight your customers, you're a long way home. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Surprise and delight your customers. There is nothing like that in business. If you delight your customers, you're a long way home.

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

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: I just sit in my office and read all day. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

I just sit in my office and read all day.

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

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: We just keep swimming and let the tide take care of itself. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Beware of geeks bearing formulas. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. with background image: 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.

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

A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: 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. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett

quote by 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Our favorite holding period is forever. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Our favorite holding period is forever.

--Warren Buffett

Longer Version:

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

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.

--Warren Buffett
quote by 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. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: 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. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: 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. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett

quote by 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. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett

quote by Warren Buffett: We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett

quote by Warren Buffett: We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: 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. with background image: 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.

--Warren Buffett
quote by Warren Buffett: The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth. with background image: photo of author Warren Buffett with quote

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

--Warren Buffett

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