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Warren Buffett
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The big question about how people behave is whether they've got an Inner Scorecard or an Outer Scorecard. It helps if you can be satisfied with an Inner Scorecard. Warren Buffett
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Stocks of companies selling commodity-like products should come with a warning label: "Competition may prove hazardous to human wealth". Warren Buffett
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I have a house that I bought 55 years ago. It's warm in the winter; it's cool in the summer. It has everything I wanted, plus it has all kinds of good memories. Like my kids, I have good thoughts about that. I can't imagine living any better. Warren Buffett
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In the great majority of cases we simply do not know enough about the industry or company to come to sensible judgments-in that situation we pass. Warren Buffett
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If we start deciding, based on guesses or emotions, whether we will or won't participate in a business where we should have some long run edge, we're in trouble. Warren Buffett
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The purpose of life is to be loved by as many people as possible among those you want to have love you Warren Buffett
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If the reason for doing something is that everyone else is doing it, it's not a good enough reason. Warren Buffett
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Asking for financial advice from a financial planner is like asking a barber if you need a hair cut. Warren Buffett
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I've learned mainly by reading myself. So I don't think I have any original ideas. Certainly, I talk about reading Graham. I've read Phil Fisher. So I've gotten a lot of my ideas from reading. You can learn a lot from other people. In fact, I think if you learn basically from other people, you don't have to get too many new ideas on your own. You can just apply the best of what you see. Warren Buffett
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Don't pass up something that's attractive today because you think you will find something way more attractive tomorrow. Warren Buffett
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The idea that you try to time purchases based on what you think business is going to do in the next year or two, I think that's the greatest mistake investors make because it's always uncertain. People say it's a time of uncertainty. It was uncertain on September 10th, 2001, people just didn't know it. It's uncertain every single day. So take uncertainty as part of being involved in investment at all. But uncertainty can be your friend. I mean, when people are scared they pay less for things. We try to price. We don't try to time at all. Warren Buffett
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It's easy to identify many investment managers with great recent records. But past results, though important, do not suffice when prospective performance is being judged. How the record has been achieved is crucial... Warren Buffett
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I just don't see anything available that gives any reasonable hope of delivering such a good year and I have no desire to grope around, hoping to 'get lucky' with other people's money. I am not attuned to this market environment, and I don't want to spoil a decent record by trying to play a game I don't understand just so I can go out a hero. Warren Buffett
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I asked him what he wanted to do for his career, and he replied that he wanted to go into a particular field, but thought he should work for McKinsey for a few years first to add to his resume. To me that's like saving sex for your old age. It makes no sense. Warren Buffett
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Occasionally, a man must rise above principles. Warren Buffett
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Our goal is to find an outstanding business at a sensible price, not a mediocre business at a bargain price. Warren Buffett
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Look for 3 things in a person. Intelligence, Energy, & Integrity. If they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two. Warren Buffett
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If you are in the investment business and have an IQ of 150, sell 30 points to someone else. Warren Buffett
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Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill. 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. 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
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Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. Warren Buffett
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You can't make a good deal with a bad person. Warren Buffett
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Money will not change how healthy you are or how many people love you. Warren Buffett
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We intend to continue our practice of working only with people whom we like and admire. This policy not only maximizes our chances for good results, it also ensures us an extraordinarily good time. Warren Buffett
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Never lie under any circumstances. Warren Buffett
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Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far. Warren Buffett
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I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire's tax rate. For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That's the only reason to build them. They don't make sense without the tax credit. Warren Buffett
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When asked how he became so successful in investing, Buffett answered: 'we read hundreds and hundreds of annual reports every year. Warren Buffett
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Our approach is very much profiting from lack of change rather than from change. With Wrigley chewing gum, it's the lack of change that appeals to me. I don't think it is going to be hurt by the Internet. That's the kind of business I like. Warren Buffett
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They say the chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. The chains you put around yourself now have enormous consequences as you go through life. Warren Buffett
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Tell me your heroes and I'll tell you how your life will end up Warren Buffett
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If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you're going to turn out in life. Warren Buffett
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The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it's going up. Warren Buffett
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We do not view the company itself as the ultimate owner of our business assets but instead view the company as a conduit through which our shareholders own assets. Warren Buffett
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The strategy we've adopted precludes our following standard diversification dogma. Many pundits would therefore say the strategy must be riskier than that employed by more conventional investors. We disagree. We believe that a policy of portfolio concentration may well decrease risk if it raises, as it should, both the intensity with which an investor thinks about a business and the comfort-level he must feel with its economic characteristics before buying into it. Warren Buffett
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I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection. Warren Buffett
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While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. 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
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Unless your answers are clearly better, copy the answers of your betters. Warren Buffett
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We have usually made our best purchases when apprehensions about some macro event were at a peak. Fear is the foe of the faddist, but the friend of the fundamentalist. Warren Buffett
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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
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At age 19, I read a book [The Intelligent Investor] and what I'm doing today, at age 76, is running things through the same thought process I learned from the book I read at 19. Warren Buffett
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The range of derivatives contracts is limited only by the imagination of man (or sometimes, so it seems, madmen). Say you want to write a contract speculating on the number of twins to be born in Nebraska in 2020. No problem-at a price, you will easily find an obliging counterparty. Warren Buffett
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I've seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage - leverage being borrowed money. You really don't need leverage in this world much. If you're smart, you're going to make a lot of money without borrowing. Warren Buffett
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Always invest for the long term. Warren Buffett
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Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well. Warren Buffett
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Never test the depth of river with both the feet. Warren Buffett
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Focus on your customers and lead your people as though their lives depend on your success. Warren Buffett
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Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source. Warren Buffett
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We will reject interesting opportunities rather than over-leverage our balance sheet. Warren Buffett
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One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out and get it over. Your problem won't improve with age. Warren Buffett
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Uncertainty is the friend of the buyer of long term values. Warren Buffett
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I don't read economic forecasts. I don't read the funny papers. Warren Buffett
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Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing. Warren Buffett
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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
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I think you should read everything you can. In my case, by the age of 10, I'd read every book in the Omaha public library about investing, some twice. You need to fill your mind with various competing thoughts and decide which make sense. Warren Buffett
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It's not that I want money. It's the fun of making money and watching it grow. Warren Buffett
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I read annual reports of the company I'm looking at and I read the annual reports of the competitors - that is the main source of material. Warren Buffett
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I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. Warren Buffett
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it's a good idea to review past mistakes before committing new ones. Warren Buffett
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You have no ability, if you're a financial institution and you're threatened with criminal prosecution, you have no ability to negotiate. Warren Buffett
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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. Warren Buffett
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Value is what you get. Warren Buffett
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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
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Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they're doing. Warren Buffett
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Cash never makes us happy, but it's better to have the money burning a hole in Berkshire's pocket than resting comfortably in someone else's. Warren Buffett
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I knew a lot about what I did when I was 20. I had read a lot, and I aspired to learn everything I could about the subject. Warren Buffett
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Turnarounds seldom turn. Warren Buffett
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You are lucky in life if you have the right heroes. I advise all of you, to the extent you can, to pick out a few heroes Warren Buffett
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Success is having people love you that you want to have love you. Warren Buffett
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