Warren Buffett Quotes & Wallpapers

Warren Buffett
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You"d get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You"d resist the temptation to dabble. You"d make more good decisions and you"d make more big decisions. Warren Buffett

We have embraced the 21st century by entering such cutting-edge industries as brick, carpet, insulation and paint. Try to control your excitement. Warren Buffett

You don't have to know how to value all businesses. You have to stay within your circle of competence, and pick companies that sell for less than what they"re worth. Warren Buffett

An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it. Warren Buffett

Two rules: 1. Preserve the principal 2. When in doubt, see Rule 1. Warren Buffett

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

Take the job you would take if you were independently wealthy. You're going to do well at it. Warren Buffett

If, when making a stock investment, you're not considering holding it at least ten years, don't waste more than ten minutes considering it. Warren Buffett

That which is not worth doing at all is not worth doing well. Warren Buffett

The ideal business is one that earns very high returns on capital and that keeps using lots of capital at those high returns. That becomes a compounding machine. Warren Buffett

If principles can become dated, they're not principles. Warren Buffett

If you have more than 120 or 130 I.Q. points, you can afford to give the rest away. You don't need extraordinary intelligence to succeed as an investor. Warren Buffett

We don't get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we'll wait, we'll wait indefinitely. 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. The calculation of intrinsic value, though, is not so simple. As our definition suggests, intrinsic value is an estimate rather than a precise figure, and it is additionally an estimate that must be changed if interest rates move or forecasts of future cash flows are revised. Warren Buffett

In our view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction carrying dangers that, while latent, are potentially lethal. Warren Buffett

The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd. Warren Buffett

A prediction about the direction of the stock market tells you nothing about where stocks are headed, but a whole lot about the person doing the predicting. Warren Buffett

Only those who will be sellers of equities in the near future should be happy at seeing stocks rise. Prospective purchasers should much prefer sinking prices. Warren Buffett

Risk can be greatly reduced by concentrating on only a few holdings. Warren Buffett

A pack of lemmings looks like a group of rugged individualists compared with Wall Street when it gets a concept in its teeth. Warren Buffett

Our future rates of gain will fall far short of those achieved in the past. Berkshire's capital base is now simply too large to allow us to earn truly outsized returns. If you believe otherwise, you should consider a career in sales but avoid one in mathematics. Warren Buffett

Forecasts usually tell us more of the forecaster than of the forecast Warren Buffett

I've worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fate's distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. Warren Buffett

If you're an investor, you're looking on what the asset is going to do, if you're a speculator, you're commonly focusing on what the price of the object is going to do, and that's not our game. Warren Buffett

I never try to predict the market. Warren Buffett

Activity is the enemy of investment returns. 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

In a commodity business, it's very hard to be smarter than your dumbest competitor. Warren Buffett

The major asset in this category is gold, currently a huge favorite of investors who fear almost all other assets, especially paper money (of whose value, as noted, they are right to be fearful). Gold, however, has two significant shortcomings, being neither of much use nor procreative. True, gold has some industrial and decorative utility, but the demand for these purposes is both limited and incapable of soaking up new production. Meanwhile, if you own one ounce of gold for an eternity, you will still own one ounce at its end. Warren Buffett

If you don't make mistakes you can't make decisions. Warren Buffett

I find that the standard of living does not go up in proportion with the cost of living. The trick in life is to do things that are fun all the time. Warren Buffett

We don't get paid for being busy, we get paid for being right. Warren Buffett

Take Wrigley's Chewing Gum. I don't think the Internet is going to change how people chew gum. 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

When you build a bridge, you insist that it can carry 30,000 pounds, but you only drive 10,000-pound trucks across it. And that same principle works in investing. Warren Buffett

Cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day. Warren Buffett

If you gave me the choice of being CEO of General Electric or IBM or General Motors, you name it, or delivering papers, I would deliver papers. I would. I enjoyed doing that. I can think about what I want to think. I don't have to do anything I don't want to do. Warren Buffett

Working with people who cause your stomach to churn seems much like marrying for money - probably a bad idea under any circumstances, but absolute madness if you are already rich. Warren Buffett

I always invest in companies an idiot could run, because one day one will. Warren Buffett

The great personal fortunes in the country weren't built on a portfolio of fifty companies. They were built by someone who identified one wonderful business. With each investment you make, you should have the courage and the conviction to place at least 10% of your net worth in that stock. Warren Buffett

I have three boxes on my desk: In, Out, and Too Hard. Warren Buffett

The fundamental basis of above-average performance in the long run is sustainable competitive advantage. 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

Nevertheless, as circumstances presently appear, I feel substantially greater size is more likely to harm future results than to help them. This might not be true for my own personal results, but it is likely to be true for your results. 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

I violated the Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does. Warren Buffett

The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything-you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you're a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, Swing, you bum! Warren Buffett

Putting people into homes, though a desirable goal, shouldn't be our country's primary objective. Keeping them in their homes should be the ambition. Warren Buffett

We never want to count on the kindness of strangers in order to meet tomorrow's obligations. When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night's sleep for the chance of extra profits. Warren Buffett

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. Warren Buffett

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. Warren Buffett

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. 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. Warren Buffett

I would say the most satisfying thing actually is watching my three children each pick up on their own interests and work many more hours per week than most people that have jobs at trying to intelligently give away that money in fields that they particularly care about. 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. Warren Buffett

You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. Warren Buffett

There are 309 million people out there that are trying to improve their lot in life. And we've got a system that allows them to do it. Warren Buffett

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. Warren Buffett

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

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

I think that both parties should declare the debt limit as a political weapon of mass destruction which can't be used. I mean, it is silly to have a country that has 237 years building up its reputation and then have people threaten to tear it down because they're not getting some other matter. Warren Buffett

It's never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but its not always a smooth ride. Warren Buffett

In business, I look for economic castles protected by unbreachable 'moats'. Warren Buffett

The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. Warren Buffett

You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ. Warren Buffett

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

You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It's the language of business and it's an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting - how to read and interpret financial statements - you really shouldn't select stocks yourself Warren Buffett

Investing is forgoing consumption now in order to have the ability to consume more at a later date. Warren Buffett



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