Warren Buffett Quotes & Wallpapers

Warren Buffett
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The only question is whether you're going to do it today or tomorrow. If you keep saying you're going to do it tomorrow, you"ll never do it. You have to get on it today. Warren Buffett

Gold is a way of going long on fear, and it has been a pretty good way of going long on fear from time to time. But you really have to hope people become more afraid in a year or two years than they are now. And if they become more afraid you make money, if they become less afraid you lose money, but the gold itself does' produce anything. Warren Buffett

My father was the best person i've ever known. Warren Buffett

I never invest in anything that I don't understand. Warren Buffett

If you hit a hole in one every hole, you wouldn't play golf for very long. Warren Buffett

The smartest side to take in a bidding war is the losing side. Warren Buffett

When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night's sleep for the chance of extra profits. Warren Buffett

It's much easier to stay out of trouble now than to get out of trouble later. Warren Buffett

An argument is made that there are just too many question marks about the near future; wouldn't it be better to wait until things clear up a bit? You know the prose: "Maintain buying reserves until current uncertainties are resolved," etc. Before reaching for that crutch, face up to two unpleasant facts: The future is never clear and you pay a very high price for a cheery consensus. Uncertainty actually is the friend of the buyer of long-term values. Warren Buffett

In one way, I'm sympathetic to the institutional reluctance to face the music. I'd give a lot to mark my weight to 'model' rather than to 'market.' Warren Buffett

A very rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing. Warren Buffett

Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results. Warren Buffett

Intrinsic value can be defined simply: It is the discounted value of the cash that can be taken out of a business during its remaining life. Warren Buffett

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

We've long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good. Even now, Charlie and I continue to believe that short-term market forecasts are poison and should be kept locked up in a safe place, away from children and also from grown-ups who behave in the market like children. Warren Buffett

I look at everything. That's my job. I really do, every day. I think about everything. Warren Buffett

Confidence in markets and in institutions, it's a lot like oxygen. When you have it, you don't even think about it. It's indispensable. You can go years without thinking about it. When it's gone for five minutes, it's the only thing to think about. Warren Buffett

The obligation of a society as prosperous as ours is to figure out how nobody gets left too far behind. Warren Buffett

Our policy is to concentrate holdings. We try to avoid buying a little of this or that when we are only lukewarm about the business or its price. When we are convinced as to attractiveness, we believe in buying worthwhile amounts. Warren Buffett

Having a large amount of leverage is like driving a car with a dagger on the steering wheel pointed at your heart. If you do that, you will be a better driver. There will be fewer accidents but when they happen, they will be fatal. Warren Buffett

It is madness to risk losing what you need in pursuing what you simply desire. Warren Buffett

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

I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that ...I'm paying $32 billion today for the Coca Cola Company because... If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't buy it. If you can answer that question, and you do it a few times, you'll make a lot of money. Warren Buffett

Anything can happen in stock markets and you ought to conduct your affairs so that if the most extraordinary events happen, that you're still around to play the next day. Warren Buffett

With enough insider information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year. Warren Buffett

Growth and value investing are joined at the hip. Warren Buffett

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

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

The stockmarket is a semi-psychotic creature given to extremes of elation and despair. Warren Buffett

A pin lies in wait for every bubble and when the two eventually meet, a new wave of investors learns some very old lessons. Warren Buffett

All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies. Warren Buffett

I like to buy things I can understand. I do a lot of research on things. Warren Buffett

It's just that I landed up in a terrific capitalist system. One that pays people who allocate capital extraordinarily well. Intrinsically, I'm not worth as much as somebody who invents something that could improves people's life, or health or whatever. Warren Buffett

Making money isn't the backbone of our guiding purpose; it is the by-product of our guiding purpose. Warren Buffett

We all make mistakes. If you can't make mistakes, you can't make decisions. I've made a lot bigger mistakes myself. Warren Buffett

I"ve never believed in risking what my family and friends have and need in order to pursue what they do' have and do' need. Warren Buffett

Charlie [Munger] and I are not big fans of resumes. Instead, we focus on brains, passion and integrity. Warren Buffett

Anyone who believes a growth rate in excess of 15% per annum over the long term is attainable should pursue a career in sales, but avoid one in mathematics. Warren Buffett

We've had public companies in the past in that business and they bleed. We've got a lot more blood than they do. Warren Buffett

Outstanding long-term results are produced primarily by avoiding dumb decisions, rather than by making brilliant ones. Warren Buffett

The latter qualification brings to mind a fellow who applied for a job and stated he had twenty years of experience-which was corrected by a former employer to read "one year's experience-twenty times. Warren Buffett

It is unquestionably true that the investment companies have their money more conventionally invested than we do. To many people conventionality is indistinguishable from conservatism. In my view, this represents erroneous thinking. Neither a conventional nor an unconventional approach, per se, is conservative. Warren Buffett

You should be unconcerned about short-term price action when you own the securities directly, just as you were unconcerned when you owned them indirectly through BPL. I think about them as businesses, not "stocks", and if the business does all right over the long term, so will the stock. Warren Buffett

You leave yourself an enormous margin of safety. You build a bridge that 30,000-pound trucks can go across and then you drive 10,000-pound trucks across it. That is the way I like to go across bridges. Warren Buffett

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. 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

I have an 800 [freephone] number now that I call if I get the urge to buy an airline stock. I call at two in the morning and I say: "My name is Warren and I'm an aeroholic." And then they talk me down. Warren Buffett

Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. Warren Buffett

If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola, Warren Buffett

Investing is not as tough as being a top-notch bridge player. All it takes is the ability to see things as they really are. Warren Buffett

Beware of geeks bearing formulas. Warren Buffett

Our favorite holding period is forever. Warren Buffett

I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism. Warren Buffett

I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board. Warren Buffett

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

I just think that - when a country needs more income and we do, we're only taking in 15 percent of GDP, I mean, that - that - when a country needs more income, they should get it from the people that have it. Warren Buffett

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

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. Warren Buffett

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it. Warren Buffett

I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will. Warren Buffett

Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac's talents didn't extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men. If he had not been traumatized by this loss, Sir Isaac might well have gone on to discover the Fourth Law of Motion: For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases. Warren Buffett

If you want your business to survive for 100 years, you've got to make it through every single day for 100 years. It's not enough to do it 99.9% of the time. 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

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

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

If you can't read the scoreboard. You don't know the score. If you don't know the score, you can't tell the winners from the losers. Warren Buffett

The only question is whether you're going to do it today or tomorrow. If you keep saying you're going to do it tomorrow, you'll never do it. You have to get on it today. Warren Buffett

The single most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power, Warren Buffett

There is no substitute for a local newspaper that is doing its job. Warren Buffett

The key to success is emotional stability. Warren Buffett



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