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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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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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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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The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it's going up. 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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Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing so wide diversification is only required when investors are ignorant. You only have to do a very few things in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong. Warren Buffett
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When the brothel burns down, even the pretty girls have to run out. Warren Buffett
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I have no use whatsoever for projections or forecasts. They create an illusion of apparent precision. The more meticulous they are, the more concerned you should be. We never look at projections, but we care very much about, and look very deeply at, track records. If a company has a lousy track record, but a very bright future, we will miss the opportunity... Warren Buffett
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Never invest in a business you don't understand. Warren Buffett
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The wise man once said invest young 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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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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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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The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does. Warren Buffett
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Ignore the stock market, ignore the economy, and buy a business you understand. Warren Buffett
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Knowing the edge of your competency is important. If you think you know more than you do, you will get in trouble. Warren Buffett
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I have this complicated procedure I go through every morning, which is to look in the mirror and decide what I'm going to do. And I feel at that point, everybody's had their say. Warren Buffett
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Derivatives are like sex. It's not who we're sleeping with, it's who they're sleeping with that's the problem. Warren Buffett
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Larger sums may be an advantage at some cases and a disadvantage at others. Warren Buffett
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All but a few of the organizations do not specifically promise to deliver superior investment performance although it is perhaps not unreasonable for the public to draw such an inference from their advertised emphasis on professional management. Warren Buffett
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The gross profits in many workouts appear quite small. It's a little like looking for parking meters with some time left on them. However, the predictability coupled with a short holding period produces quite decent average annual rates of return after allowance for the occasional substantial loss. Warren Buffett
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More investment sins are probably committed by otherwise quite intelligent people because of "tax considerations" than from any other cause. One of my friends-a noted West Coast philosopher-maintains that a majority of life's errors are caused by forgetting what one is really trying to do. This is certainly the case when an emotionally supercharged element like taxes enters the picture (I have another friend-a noted East Coast philosopher who says it isn't the lack of representation he minds-it's the taxation). Warren Buffett
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Although we deal with probabilities and expectations, the actual results can deviate substantially from such expectations, particularly on a short-term basis. Warren Buffett
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I certainly do believe anyone engaged in the management of money should have a standard of measurement, and that both he and the party whose money is managed should have a clear understanding why it is the appropriate standard, what time period should be utilized, etc. Warren Buffett
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The optimum portfolio depends on the various expectations of choices available and the degree of variance in performance which is tolerable. The greater the number of selections, the less will be the average year-to-year variation in actual versus expected results. Also, the lower will be the expected results, assuming different choices have different expectations of performance. Warren Buffett
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In earlier years, a lesser effort produced literally dozens of comparable opportunities. It is difficult to be objective about the causes for such diminution of one's own productivity. Three factors that seem apparent are: (1) a somewhat changed market environment; (2) our increased size; and (3) substantially more competition. Warren Buffett
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We will prosper or suffer in controlled investments in relation to the operating performances of our businesses - we will not attempt to profit by playing various games in the securities markets. Warren Buffett
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As one of my older friends says, "Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be." Let's take a stab at it, anyway. Warren Buffett
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The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble...We want to buy them when they're on the operating table. Warren Buffett
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When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever. Warren Buffett
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I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It cost a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's a fantastic brand loyalty. Warren Buffett
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If you have a great manager, you want to pay him very well. Warren Buffett
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I have no views as to where it will be, but the one thing I can tell you is it won't do anything between now and then except look at you. Whereas, you know, Coca-Cola (KO) will be making money, and I think Wells Fargo (WFC) will be making a lot of money and there will be a lot - and it's a lot - it's a lot better to have a goose that keeps laying eggs than a goose that just sits there and eats insurance and storage and a few things like that. Warren Buffett
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What motivates most gold purchasers is their belief that the ranks of the fearful will grow ... As 'bandwagon' investors join any party, they create their own truth - for a while. Warren Buffett
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I get to do what I like to do every single day of the year. Warren Buffett
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Don't settle for anything other than your passion - if you're lucky enough to find it. Warren Buffett
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The Happiest people DO NOT necessarily have the BEST THINGS. They simply APPRECIATE the things they have. Warren Buffett
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Most investors, both institutional and individual, will find that the best way to own common stocks (shares') is through an index fund that charges minimal fees. Those following this path are sure to beat the net results (after fees and expenses) of the great majority of investment professionals. Warren Buffett
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To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What's needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework. You must supply the emotional discipline. Warren Buffett
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The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people...The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be. Warren Buffett
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If you want to shoot rare, fast-moving elephants, you should always carry a loaded gun. Warren Buffett
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Money will always flow toward opportunity, and there is an abundance of that in America. Warren Buffett
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If I subscribed to the efficient market theory I would still be delivering papers Warren Buffett
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I made my first investment at age eleven. I was wasting my life up until then. Warren Buffett
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Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me ... Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the government rather than one requiring the government to regularly write checks to us-say, because we are disabled or unemployed. Warren Buffett
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In that, we agreed with Andrew Carnegie, who said that huge fortunes that flow in large part from society should in large part be returned to society. In my case, the ability to allocate capital would have had little utility unless I lived in a rich, populous country in which enormous quantities of marketable securities were traded and were sometimes ridiculously mispriced. And fortunately for me, that describes the U.S. in the second half of the last century. Warren Buffett
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If you're in a card game and you can't figure out who the patsy is, you're it. Warren Buffett
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Mark Zuckerberg will be a hero to many young entrepreneurs 20 years from now. Bill Gates will be a hero to others, and they will look to those [people] like I read books when I was in my teens about Rockefeller or Carnegie. Warren Buffett
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I may have more money than you, but money doesn't make the difference. If there is any difference between you and me, it may simply be that I get up and have a chance to do what I love to do, every day. If you learn anything from me, this is the best advice I can give you. 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
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Bad terminology is the enemy of good thinking. Warren Buffett
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When you're associating with the people that you love, doing what you love, it doesn't get any better than that. Warren Buffett
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In the search [of a deal], we adopt the same attitude one might find appropriate in looking for a spouse: It pays to be active, interested, and open-minded, but it does not pay to be in a hurry. Warren Buffett
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My favorite time frame for holding a stock is forever. Warren Buffett
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I was lucky enough to be born in a time and place where society values my talent, and gave me a good education to develop that talent, and set up the laws and the finanical system to let me do what I love doing-and make a lot of money doing it. The least I can do is help pay for all that. Warren Buffett
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A newspaper that reduces its coverage of the news important to its community is certain to reduce its readership as well Warren Buffett
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What an investor needs is the ability to correctly evaluate selected businesses. Note that word "selected": You don't have to be an expert on every company, or even many. You only have to be able to evaluate companies within your circle of competence. The size of that circle is not very important; knowing its boundaries, however, is vital. Warren Buffett
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A Company should be viewed as an unfolding movie, not as a still photograph Warren Buffett
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Confidence is key. You're not going to put your money - you're not going to leave your money with me unless you're confident I'm going to give it back to you. Warren Buffett
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The nature of democracy is such that when there's - there'll be revulsion, obviously, towards - that's never going to happen again. Warren Buffett
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Very successful people say no to almost everything. Warren Buffett
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I'm happy when I can spend every day doing the things that I like to do. That's my luxury. Warren Buffett
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The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body. Warren Buffett
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Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful". Warren Buffett
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Investing is the greatest business in the world because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate; the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! And nobody calls a strike on you. There's no penalty except opportunity. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then, when the fielders are asleep, you step up and hit it. Warren Buffett
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The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth. Warren Buffett
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