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Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He has been investing since he was a child, buying stocks with his baby-sitting money. In 1957, he started working for an investment company called Buffett Partnership Ltd., which became known as Berkshire Hathaway after it was formed in 1970. Warren Buffett’s success story is one that can be replicated by everyone who wants to start investing today!

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About Warren Buffett

birth of the author

August 30, 1930

education of the author

University Of Pennsylvania University Of Nebraska-Lincoln

occupation of the author

Businessman, Investor, Philanthropist

date of the author

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Known For:
Leadership Of Berkshire Hathaway With Charlie Munger


You need a lot of curiosity for a long, long time. — Warren Buffett

I think any time you couple the term ‘Wall Street’ with ‘bailout’ or something like that, you know–I don’t like what’s going on in Wall Street. — Warren Buffett

The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money. — Warren Buffett

Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless. — Warren Buffett

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Good big decisions do not take time at all, if they do you are in trouble. — Warren Buffett

No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. — Warren Buffett

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

An IPO is like a negotiated transaction–the seller chooses when to come public–and it’s unlikely to be a time that’s favourable to you. — Warren Buffett

The only time to buy These is on a day with no ‘y’ in it. — Warren Buffett

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Equities will do well over time–you just have to avoid getting excited when other people are getting excited. — Warren Buffett

The united states and china are going to be The two superpowers of The world, economically and in oTher ways, for a long, long, long time. — Warren Buffett

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

Focus alone is not enough; putting in the time to commit is also crucial to achieve success. — Warren Buffett

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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

No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. — Warren Buffett

Time is your friend, impulse is your enemy. Take advantage of compound interest and don’t be captivated by the siren song of the market. — Warren Buffett

My favorite time frame for holding a stock is forever. — Warren Buffett

I view derivatives as time bombs, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system. — Warren Buffett

good big decisions do not take time at all if they do you are in trouble Warren Buffett quote

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

The truth is, everything that has happened in my life… that I thought was a crushing event at the time, has turned out for the better. — Warren Buffett

All I have to do is think and not be influenced by others. — Warren Buffett

Always invest for the long term. — Warren Buffett


A stock doesn’t know that you own it. — Warren Buffett

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We have bought more stocks since the end of the year. — Warren Buffett

Buy a business, don’t rent stocks. — Warren Buffett

Remember that the stock market is manic–depressive. — Warren Buffett

Stocks are the only thing that people are happy to buy when the price goes up. — Warren Buffett

Buy stocks like you buy your groceries, not like you buy your perfume. — Warren Buffett

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The best way to own common stocks is through an index fund. — Warren Buffett

A hyperactive stock market is the pickpocket of enterprise. — Warren Buffett

There is no question we have an access stock. — Warren Buffett

As far as you are concerned, the stock market does not exist. Ignore it. — Warren Buffett

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

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Ignore the stock market, ignore the economy, and buy a business you understand. — Warren Buffett

Buy into a company because you want to own it, not because you want the stock to go up. — Warren Buffett

When Berkshire buys common stock, we approach the transaction as if we were buying into a private business. — Warren Buffett

The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it’s going up. — Warren Buffett

You pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus. — Warren Buffett

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You should look at stocks as small pieces of business. — Warren Buffett

We have long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune–tellers look good. — Warren Buffett

The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient. — Warren Buffett

I think the worst mistake you can make in stocks is to buy or sell based on current headlines. — Warren Buffett

If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high. — Warren Buffett

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Stop trying to predict the direction of the stock market, the economy or elections. — Warren Buffett

It is scary stuff, i don’t think It should affect what you do in stocks. — Warren Buffett


The most important investment you can make is in yourself. — Warren Buffett

Investment must be rational; if you can’t understand it, don’t do it. — Warren Buffett

Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source. — Warren Buffett

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The most important investment you can make is in yourself… nobody can tax it or take it away from you. — Warren Buffett

What you really want to do in investments is figure out what’s important and knowable. If it’s unimportant or unknowable you forget about it. — Warren Buffett

There is no staff. I make all the investment decisions and I do all my own analysis. — Warren Buffett

We make investment decisions based on our evaluation of the most profitable combination of probabilities. — Warren Buffett

Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. This is a good one, he says enthusiastically. I’m in it, and I think you should be, too. — Warren Buffett

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A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one–time huge, but solvable problem. — Warren Buffett

Lethargy, bordering on sloth should remain the cornerstone of an investment style. — Warren Buffett

By periodically investing in an index fund, the know–nothing investors can actually outperform most investment professionals. — Warren Buffett

Investment decision should be made on the basis of the most probable compounding of after–tax net worth with minimum risk. — Warren Buffett

Investment ideas, like women are often more exciting than punctual. — Warren Buffett

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Benign neglect, bordering on sloth, remains the hallmark of our investment process. — Warren Buffett

If horses had controlled investment decisions, there would have been no auto industry. — Warren Buffett

Shares are not mere pieces of paper. They represent part ownership of a business. So, when contemplating an investment, think like a prospective owner. — Warren Buffett

So if you are evaluating others (or yourself!) in the investment field, think out some standards–apply them–interpret them. — Warren Buffett

As an investor with small capital, one should prefer businesses that have high returns on capital and that require little incremental investment to grow. — Warren Buffett

there is no staff i make all the investment decisions and i do all my own analysis Warren Buffett quote

The critical investment factor is determining the intrinsic value of a business and paying a fair or bargain price. — Warren Buffett

Activity is the enemy of investment returns. — Warren Buffett

Market price, while used exclusively to value our investments in minority positions, is not a relevant factor when applied to our controlling interests. — Warren Buffett

Beware [of] the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns. — Warren Buffett


People do, as long as you have markets, you’ll have excesses. — Warren Buffett

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I never try to predict the market. — Warren Buffett

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A lot of people disagree with me on this, I believe in mark to market. — Warren Buffett

This takes us out of the market for an’ elephant’ for 12 months or so… but we will be buying a few small things in the next six months. — Warren Buffett

In the financial markets I find it easy to predict what will happen and very difficult to predict when it will happen. I think that things were clear during the bubble as to what would happen eventually. — Warren Buffett

I think the biggest thing we need is to unclog the credit markets, and we may need another stimulus–if we do, it’s–it should go to the lower and middle–income people. — Warren Buffett

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We would do best in a market where everyone acted foolishly. — Warren Buffett

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it. — Warren Buffett

I’m putting all my money in the Chinese toy market. — Warren Buffett

We need a tax system that essentially takes very good care of the people who just really aren’t as well adapted to the market system but are nevertheless doing useful things in the society. — Warren Buffett

Aig would be doing fine today. It was one of the ten largest companies in the United States in terms of market value, over 200 billion, the most respected insurer and everything in the world. — Warren Buffett

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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

Observing that the market was FREQUENTLY efficient, EMT Adherents went on to conclude incorrectly that it was ALWAYS efficient. The difference between these propositions is night and day. — Warren Buffett

The true investor welcomes volatility … a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses. — Warren Buffett

A bull market is like sex. It feels best just before it ends. — Warren Buffett

Bull markets and Bear markets can obscure mathematical laws, they cannot repeal them. — Warren Buffett

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Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. — Warren Buffett

Calling someone who trades actively in the market an investor ‘is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one–night stands a romantic. — Warren Buffett

Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn’t do any good to look at the cards. — Warren Buffett

I’ve made money over the years by buying into good companies, run by good people, at attractive prices. And I don’t try and make it out of buying into the market at one point and selling at another point. — Warren Buffett


We will only do with your money what we would do with our own. — Warren Buffett

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It’s easier to create money than to spend it. — Warren Buffett

We continue to make more money when snoring than when active. — Warren Buffett

Your money can be inflated away but your knowledge and talent cannot. — Warren Buffett

It’s a fascinating movie to watch, i don’t try to make money off the movie. — Warren Buffett

We can afford to lose money–even a lot of money. But we can’t afford to lose reputation–even a shred of reputation. — Warren Buffett

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I mean [Franklin Delano] Roosevelt didn’t–you know, when he came in, he didn’t print any money. — Warren Buffett

Paradoxically, when ‘dumb’ money acknowledges its limitations, it ceases to be dumb. — Warren Buffett

If you lose money for the firm, I will be forgiving. If you lose reputation, I will be ruthless. — Warren Buffett

A fool and his money are soon invited everywhere. — Warren Buffett

If you owe money, you can’t pay them out. You just pay for everything, you do smart things, you eventually get very rich. — Warren Buffett

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You know, with your money and my brains, I mean, there’s no telling how far we’d go. — Warren Buffett

Investing is laying out money now to get more money back in the future. — Warren Buffett

Money will always flow toward opportunity, and there is an abundance of that in America. — Warren Buffett

Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. — Warren Buffett

I don’t measure my life by the money I’ve made. Other people might, but certainly don’t. — Warren Buffett

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If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money. — Warren Buffett

Money is not everything. Make sure you earn a lot before speaking such nonsense. — Warren Buffett

You don’t want 300 million Americans putting their money under the mattress. — Warren Buffett

It’s not that I want money. It’s the fun of making money and watching it grow. — Warren Buffett

If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. — Warren Buffett

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Making money isn’t the backbone of our guiding purpose; it is the by–product of our guiding purpose. — Warren Buffett

Wall Street makes its money on activity. You make your money on inactivity. — Warren Buffett


When you’re associating with the people that you love, doing what you love, it doesn’t get any better than that. — Warren Buffett

The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don’t love you back. — Warren Buffett

Success is having people love you that you want to have love you. — Warren Buffett

the most dangerous distractions are the ones you love but that don t love you back Warren Buffett quote

In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love. — Warren Buffett

It irritates the hell out of me but you can’t buy love. — Warren Buffett

Not doing what we love in the name of greed is very poor management of our lives. — Warren Buffett

The power of unconditional love. I mean, there is no power on earth like unconditional love. — Warren Buffett

I tell college students, when you get to be my age you will be successful if the people who you hope to have love you, do love you. — Warren Buffett

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I measure success by how many people love me. And the best way to be loved is to be lo veable. — Warren Buffett

I have a wonderful family. I have a job that I love and wonderful people who help me with it. It can’t get any better than that. — Warren Buffett

I love our newspapers and am passIonate about the vItal role they serve In our communItIes, although the challenges In publIshIng are clear, I belIeve we can benefIt by joInIng efforts. — Warren Buffett

Glide helped me understand just how much a life can be transformed by unconditional love and some real material help. — Warren Buffett

Do what you love and work for whom you admire the most, and you’ve given yourself the best chance in life you can. — Warren Buffett

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Money will not change how healthy you are or how many people love you. — Warren Buffett

Money to some extent sometimes let you be in more interesting environments. But it can’t change how many people love you or how healthy you are. — Warren Buffett

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