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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 wo' improve with age. Warren Buffett
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I believe the chance of any event causing Berkshire to experience financial problems is essentially zero. We will always be prepared for the thousand-year flood; in fact, if it occurswe will be selling life jackets to the unprepared. 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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If you expect to be a net saver during the next 5 years, should you hope for a higher or lower stock market during that period? Many investors get this one wrong. Even though they are going to be net buyers of stocks for many years to come, they are elated when stock prices rise and depressed when they fall. This reaction makes no sense. 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
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We really can say no in 10 seconds or so to 90%+ of all the things that come along simply because we have these filters. Warren Buffett
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We say we are trying to buy into businesses with excellent economics, run by honest and able people at a decent price. We buy very few securities, so we look at it as "focused" investing. Warren Buffett
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If you know how to value businesses, it's crazy to own 50 stocks or 40 stocks or 30 stocks, probably because there aren't that many wonderful businesses understandable to a single human being in all likelihood. To forego buying more of some super-wonderful business and instead put your money into 30 or 35 on your list of attractiveness just strikes Charlie and me as madness. Warren Buffett
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Well, one time some attractive woman sat next to Charlie and asked him what he owed his success to, and, unfortunately, she insisted on a one word answer. He had a speech prepared that would have gone on for several hours. But when forced to boil it down to one word, he said that was "rational". You know, he comes equipped for rationality, and he applies it in business. He doesn't always apply it elsewhere, but he applies it in business and that has made him a huge business success. Warren Buffett
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I would say that life at 84, I am having as much fun as I've ever had in my life. I mean I get to do what I love every day with the people I love-and it just doesn't get any better than that. 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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Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. 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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Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. Warren Buffett
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Buy a business, don't rent stocks. Warren Buffett
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If you don't feel comfortable owning something for 10 years, then don't own it for 10 minutes. Warren Buffett
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Investors making purchases in an overheated market need to recognize that it may often take an extended period for the value of even an outstanding company to catch up with the price they paid. Warren Buffett
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Buy companies with strong histories of profitability and with a dominant business franchise. Warren Buffett
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When you get to my age, you'll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. That's the ultimate test of how you've lived your life. Warren Buffett
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Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. Warren Buffett
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First, many in Wall Street - a community in which quality control is not prized - will sell investors anything they will buy. Warren Buffett
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You should invest like a Catholic marries: for life. Warren Buffett
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It's nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it's a little like saving sex for your old age. 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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The time to buy stocks is consistently over time. You should never buy your investments with the idea, 'I have to get a certain return.' You should look at the best return possible and learn to live with that. But you should not try to make your investments earn what you feel you need. It doesn't work that way. The stock doesn't know you own it. Warren Buffett
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I want to be able to explain my mistakes. This means I do only the things I completely understand. Warren Buffett
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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
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We're more comfortable in that kind of business. It means we miss a lot of very big winners. But we wouldn't know how to pick them out anyway. It also means we have very few big losers - and that's quite helpful over time. We're perfectly willing to trade away a big payoff for a certain payoff. Warren Buffett
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It's like a tapeworm eating at our economic body. Warren Buffett
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Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. 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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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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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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Intensity is the price of excellence. Warren Buffett
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It takes 150 years to build an investment bank and only five minutes to convince you to sell me preferred stock in it at a 10% interest rate. Warren Buffett
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I'm putting all my money in the Chinese toy market. Warren Buffett
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You should look at stocks as small pieces of business. Warren Buffett
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A stock doesn't know that you own it. Warren Buffett
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We set no volume goals in our insurance business generally-and certainly not in reinsurance-as virtually any volume can be achieved if profitability standards are ignored. Warren Buffett
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So if you are evaluating others (or yourself!) in the investment field, think out some standards - apply them - interpret them. Warren Buffett
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Who would think of buying or selling a private business because of someone's guess on the stock market? The availability of a quotation for your business interest (stock) should always be an asset to be utilized if desired. If it gets silly enough in either direction, you take advantage of it. Its availability should never be turned into a livability whereby its periodic aberrations in turn formulate your judgements. Warren Buffett
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As I have mentioned before, we cannot make the same sort of money out of permanent ownership of controlled businesses that can be made from buying and reselling such businesses, or from skilled investment in marketable securities. Nevertheless, they offer a pleasant long term form of activity (when conducted in conjunction with high grade, able people) at satisfactory rates of return. Warren Buffett
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Investment ideas, like women are often more exciting than punctual. Warren Buffett
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Possessing a powerful worldwide brand is essential for sustained success. Warren Buffett
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It's almost impossible to overpay the truly extraordinary CEO... but the species is rare. Warren Buffett
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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
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Do what you would do for free, having passion for what you do is the most important thing. Warren Buffett
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The best thing I did was choose the right heroes. Warren Buffett
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We only want to link up with people whom we like, admire, and trust. ... We do not wish to join with managers who lack admirable qualities, no matter how attractive the prospects of their business. We've never succeeded in making a good deal with a bad person. Warren Buffett
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If you don't feel comfortable making a rough estimate of the asset's future earnings, just forget it and move on. No one has the ability to evaluate every investment possibility. But omniscience isn't necessary; you only need to understand the actions you undertake. Warren Buffett
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Gold has two significant shortcomings, being neither of much use nor procreative. Warren Buffett
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It is more important to say "no" to an opportunity, than to say "yes". Warren Buffett
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Would you rather be the world's greatest lover, but have everyone think you're the world's worst lover? Or would you rather be the world's worst lover but have everyone think you're the world's greatest lover? Now, that's an interesting question. Warren Buffett
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There are three kinds of people: 1. Innovators. 2. Imitators. 3. Idiots. Warren Buffett
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Learning how to live is much more important than learning how to make a living. Warren Buffett
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You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. Warren Buffett
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It is better to point out your own mistakes than have somebody else do it. Warren Buffett
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