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You can't buy what is popular and do well. 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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In our view, though, investment students need only two well-taught courses-How to Value a Business, and How to Think about Market Prices. Your goal as an investor should simply be to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily-understandable business who's earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher five, ten and twenty years from now. Warren Buffett
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It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. Warren Buffett
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We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful. Warren Buffett
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I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me. 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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The banking business is no favorite of ours. When assets are twenty times equity - a common ratio in this industry - mistakes that involve only a small portion of assets can destroy a major portion of equity. And mistakes have been the rule rather than the exception at many major banks. 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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We've seen what about 50% of our human capacity can accomplish. Visualize what 100% can do. 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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I won't close down a business of subnormal profitability merely to add a fraction of a point to our corporate returns. I also feel it inappropriate for even an exceptionally profitable company to fund an operation once it appears to have unending losses in prospect. Adam Smith would disagree with my first proposition and Karl Marx would disagree with my second; the middle ground is the only position that leaves me comfortable. Warren Buffett
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It's a lot easier to buy things than it is to sell them. Warren Buffett
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In the end we must have people to match our principles, not the reverse. 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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Failing conventionally is the route to go; as a group, lemmings may have a rotten image, but no individual lemming has ever received bad press Warren Buffett
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Be brave when others are afraid, and afraid when others are brave. Warren Buffett
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I prefer liquor store robbers with hungry kids to companies that locate offshore to avoid U.S. taxes. Warren Buffett
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Too often, executive compensation in the U.S. is ridiculously out of line with performance. That won't change, moreover, because the deck is stacked against investors when it comes to the CEO's pay. Warren Buffett
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In the insurance business, there is no statute of limitation on stupidity. Warren Buffett
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The managers at fault periodically report on the lesson they have learned from the latest disappointment. They then usually seek out future lessons. Warren Buffett
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We're perfectly willing to trade away a big payoff for a certain payoff. Warren Buffett
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Investing requires qualities of temperament way more than it requires qualities of intellect. Warren Buffett
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You have to be able to communicate in life and probably schools underemphasize that. If you can't talk to people or write, you're giving up your potential. Warren Buffett
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Be fearful when the markets get greedy, be greedy when the markets get fearful. Warren Buffett
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The true investor welcomes volatility ... a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses. Warren Buffett
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In an inflationary world, a toll bridge (like company) would be a great thing to own because you've laid out the capital costs. You built it in old dollars and you don't have to keep replacing it. Warren Buffett
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It's class warfare; my class is winning, but they should' be. Warren Buffett
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You ought to be able to explain why you're taking the job you're taking, why you're making the investment you're making, or whatever it may be. And if it ca' stand applying pencil to paper, you"d better think it through some more. And if you ca' write an intelligent answer to those questions, do' do it. Warren Buffett
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A single year's performance is of minor importance and, good or bad, should never be taken seriously. Warren Buffett
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My rather puritanical view is that any investment manager, whether operating as broker, investment counselor of a trust department, investment company, etc., should be willing to state unequivocally what he is going to attempt to accomplish and how he proposes to measure the extent to which he gets the job done. Warren Buffett
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One observer commenting on security analysts over forty stated: "They know too many things that are no longer true." As long as I am "on stage", publishing a regular record and assuming responsibility for management of what amounts to virtually 100% of the net worth of many partners, I will never be able to put sustained effort into any non-BPL activity. If I am going to participate publicly. I can't help being competitive. I know I don't want to be totally occupied with out-pacing an investment rabbit all my life. The only way to slow down is to stop. Warren Buffett
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Market prices for stocks fluctuate at great amplitudes around intrinsic value but, over the long term, intrinsic value is virtually always reflected at some point in market price. Warren Buffett
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A market downturn, doesn't bother us. For us and our long term investors, it is an opportunity to increase our ownership of great companies with great management at good prices. Only for short term investors and market timers is a correction not an opportunity. Warren Buffett
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The one piece of advice I can give you is, do what turns you on. Do something that if you had all the money in the world, you"d still be doing it. You"ve got to have a reason to jump out of bed in the morning. Warren Buffett
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Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. Warren Buffett
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When they open that envelope, the first instruction is to take my pulse again. 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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The thing to do is to keep your mind when the world around you is losing theirs. Warren Buffett
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You know ... you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again. Warren Buffett
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I have worked with investors for 60 years and I have yet to see anyone - not even when capital gains rates were 39.9 percent in 1976-77 - shy away from a sensible investment because of the tax rate on the potential gain. 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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You can be sure that over the next 10 years, you'll see something that you did not think was possible. Warren Buffett
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My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror. Warren Buffett
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Cash, though, is to a business as oxygen is to an individual: never thought about when it is present, the only thing in mind when it is absent. When bills come due, only cash is legal tender. Don't leave home without it. Warren Buffett
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I have a wonderful family. I have a job that I love and wonderful people who help me with it. It can't get any better than that. Warren Buffett
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The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that do' love you back. 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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The greatest investment a young person can make is in their own education, in their own mind. Because money comes and goes. Relationships come and go. But what you learn once stays with you forever. Warren Buffett
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The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don't love you back. Warren Buffett
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No formula in finance tells you that the moat is 28 feet wide and 16 feet deep. That's what drives the academics crazy. They can compute standard deviations and betas, but they can't understand moats. Warren Buffett
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If you aren't willing to own a stock for ten years, don't even think about owning it for ten minutes. Put together a portfolio of companies whose aggregate earnings march upward over the years, and so also will the portfolio's market value. Warren Buffett
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Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down. Warren Buffett
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Stop trying to predict the direction of the stock market, the economy or elections. Warren Buffett
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Money is not everything. Make sure you earn a lot before speaking such nonsense. Warren Buffett
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An investor should ordinarily hold a small piece of an outstanding business with the same tenacity that an owner would exhibit if he owned all of that business. Warren Buffett
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I wouldn't mind going to jail if I had three cellmates who played bridge Warren Buffett
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Accounting is the language of business. Warren Buffett
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Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. Once you are above the level of 25; once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing. Warren Buffett
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If you understood a business perfectly and the future of the business, you need very little in the way of a margin of safety. Warren Buffett
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