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Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
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It irritates the hell out of me but you can't buy love. Warren Buffett
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Investing is forgoing consumption now in order to have the ability to consume more at a later date. Warren Buffett
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Making money isn't the backbone of our guiding purpose; making money is the by-product of our guiding purpose. If you're doing something you love, you're more likely to put your all into it, and that generally equates to making money Warren Buffett
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Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. If you've got talents, no one can take them from you. Warren Buffett
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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 doesn't produce anything. Warren Buffett
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[Gold] gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head. Warren Buffett
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What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end. Warren Buffett
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Earnings can be pliable as putty when a charlatan heads the company reporting them. Warren Buffett
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A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a person perfected without trials. Someone is enjoying shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
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The secret to happiness is having low expectations. Warren Buffett
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Consciously paying more for a stock than its calculated value - in the hope that it can soon be sold for a still-higher price - should be labelled speculation Warren Buffett
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We also believe candour benefits us as managers. The CEO who misleads often in public eventually misleads himself in private. Warren Buffett
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A contrarian approach is just as foolish as a follow-the-crowd strategy. What's required is thinking rather than polling. Warren Buffett
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The only way to get love is to be lovable. It's very irritating if you have a lot of money. You'd like to think you could write a check: "I'll buy a million dollars' worth of love." But it doesn't work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get. 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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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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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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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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Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing. 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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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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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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I do not believe in inheriting your position in society based on which womb you come from... I think a rich person should leave his children enough so they can do anything, but not enough so they can do nothing. Warren Buffett
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It's a big mistake to try and mislead people. They will turn around. Warren Buffett
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I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old. 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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The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does. 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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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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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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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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There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we"re winning. Warren Buffett
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In fact, when we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever. Warren Buffett
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I've reluctantly discarded the notion of my continuing to manage the portfolio after my death-abandoning my hope to give new meaning to the term thinking outside the box. Warren Buffett
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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
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