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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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There's no use running if you're on the wrong road. 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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Optimism.. is the enemy of the rational buyer Warren Buffett
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If you are not willing to own a stock for 10 years, do not even think about owning it for 10 minutes. Warren Buffett
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Investing is simple, but not easy. 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Buy stocks like you buy your groceries, not like you buy your perfume. Warren Buffett
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I put heavy weight on certainty. It's not risky to buy securities at a fraction of what they're worth. Warren Buffett
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Over the years, a number of very smart people have learned the hard way that a long string of impressive numbers multiplied by a single zero always equals zero. Warren Buffett
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It is easier to rationalize than it is to be rational. Warren Buffett
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The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You do' have to swing at everything - you can wait for your pitch. 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"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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What could be more advantageous in an intellectual contest - whether it be chess, bridge, or stock selection - than to have opponents who have been taught that thinking is a waste of energy? Warren Buffett
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If you own a wonderful business...the best thing to do is keep it. All you're going to do is trade your wonderful business for a whole bunch of cash, which isn't as good as the business, and you got the problem of investing in other businesses, and you probably paid a tax in between. So my advice to anybody who owns a wonderful business is keep it. Warren Buffett
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The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. Warren Buffett
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Most business mistakes are irreversible setbacks, but you get another chance. There are two things in life that you don't get another chance at - marrying the wrong person and what you do with your children. 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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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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Stop trying to predict... Warren Buffett
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You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it. Warren Buffett
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We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II. Warren Buffett
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SUPPOSE that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. This is a good one, he says enthusiastically. I'm in it, and I think you should be, too. Warren Buffett
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You can't buy what is popular and do well. Warren Buffett
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Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that Warren Buffett
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I'm always interested in understanding the math of things and understanding as much as I can about all aspects of business. And what I learn today may be useful to me two years from now. That'sreally the wonderful thing about investments is your knowledge is cumulative. Warren Buffett
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The plan itself is opportunism. There is no plan before that. Warren Buffett
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Observing that the market was FREQUENTLY efficient, EMT Adherents went on to conclude incorrectly that it was ALWAYS efficient. The difference between these propositions is night and day. Warren Buffett
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The truth is, everything that has happened in my life... that I thought was a crushing event at the time, has turned out for the better. Warren Buffett
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Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Warren Buffett
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Investors... can't pick stocks that are better than average. Stocks are a good thing to own over time. There's only two things you can do wrong: You can buy the wrong ones, and you can buy or sell them at the wrong time. And the truth is you never need to sell them. Warren Buffett
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