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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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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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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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Well, I think the biggest mistake is not learning the habits of saving properly early. Because saving is a habit. And then, trying to get rich quick. It's pretty easy to get well-to-do slowly. But it's not easy to get rich quick. 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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Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business. Warren Buffett
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The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. Warren Buffett
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Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing. Warren Buffett
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Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. Warren Buffett
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Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it. Warren Buffett
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Would your reply possibly be this? Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you're saying we're going to make. If the taxes are too high, I would rather leave the money in my savings account, earning a quarter of 1 percent. Only in Grover Norquist's imagination does such a response exist. Warren Buffett
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I like to go for cinches. I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out. Warren Buffett
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When bills come due, only cash is legal tender. Don't leave home without it. Warren Buffett
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Writing a check separates a commitment from a conversation. Warren Buffett
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Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future. Warren Buffett
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You'd get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You'd resist the temptation to dabble. You'd make more good decisions and you'd make more big decisions. Warren Buffett
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Other guys read Playboy. I read annual reports. Warren Buffett
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The stock market is a wonderfully efficient mechanism for transferring wealth from the impatient to the patient. Warren Buffett
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You're dealing with a lot of silly people in the marketplace; it's like a great big casino and everyone else is boozing. If you can stick with Pepsi, you should be O.K. Warren Buffett
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The American economy is going to do fine. But it won't do fine every year and every week and every month. I mean, if you don't believe that, forget about buying stocks anyway... It's a positive-sum game, long term. And the only way an investor can get killed is by high fees or by trying to outsmart the market. Warren Buffett
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Buy a cross section of American industry, and if a cross section of American industry doesn't work, certainly trying to pick the little beauties here and there isn't going to work either. Warren Buffett
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Our system works. Over time, people will live better and better. We have a system that unleashes human potential, and now China has a system that unleashes human potential. We will have interruptions. We overshoot and undershoot sometimes, but your kids and grandkids will live better than you. Over time, we move ahead at a pretty damn rapid rate. Warren Buffett
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... it's important to have the right monetary policy. It's important for, to have the right fiscal policy. But it's nowhere near as important as just the normal regenerative capacity of American capitalism. Warren Buffett
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First come the innovators, then come the imitators, then come the idiots. Warren Buffett
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Our marketable equities tell us by their operating results - not by their daily, or even yearly, price quotations - whether our investments are successful. The market may ignore business success for a while, but eventually will confirm it. Warren Buffett
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One of the ironies of the stock market is the emphasis on activity. Brokers, using terms such as 'marketability' and 'liquidity,' sing the praises of companies with high share turnover... but investors should understand that what is good for the croupier is not good for the customer. A hyperactive stock market is the pick pocket of enterprise. Warren Buffett
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Never depend on a single source of income. Warren Buffett
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Emotional makeup is more important than technical skill Warren Buffett
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The .350 hitter expects, and also deserves, a big payoff for his performance - even if he plays for a cellar-dwelling team. And a .150 hitter should get no reward - even if he plays for a pennant winner. Warren Buffett
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Many stock options in the corporate world have worked in exactly that fashion: they have gained in value simply because management retained earnings, not because it did well with the capital in its hands. Warren Buffett
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Is management rational? Warren Buffett
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Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages. Warren Buffett
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Benign neglect, bordering on sloth, remains the hallmark of our investment process. Warren Buffett
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It's never paid to bet against America. Warren Buffett
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Every company that has an economist working for him has one employee too many. Warren Buffett
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If you do' 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 is' necessary; you only need to understand the actions you undertake. Warren Buffett
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It's not that I want money. It's the fun of making money and watching it grow. Warren Buffett
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When people tell me they've learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people's experience. Warren Buffett
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You do have to have an emotional stability and an inner peace about your decisions. It is a game where you are bombarded by minute-by-minute opinions. It's not a complicated game. It's simple, but it's not easy. You have to have an emotional stability. Warren Buffett
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Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. Warren Buffett
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Investors should be skeptical of history-based models. Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the models. Beware of geeks bearing formulas. Warren Buffett
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If you are a professional and have confidence, then I would advocate lots of concentration. Warren Buffett
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In some corner of the world they are probably still holding regular meetings of the Flat Earth Society. We derive no comfort because important people, vocal people, or great numbers of people agree with us. Nor do we derive comfort if they don't. Warren Buffett
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If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy. Warren Buffett
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I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20. Warren Buffett
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Failure comes from ego, greed, envy, fear, imitation. I have success not because I am smart, but because I am rational. Warren Buffett
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Focus alone is not enough; putting in the time to commit is also crucial to achieve success. Warren Buffett
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The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. Warren Buffett
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The trick is, when there is nothing to do, do nothing. Warren Buffett
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Don't risk what is important to you, to get what is not important to you. Warren Buffett
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Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless. Warren Buffett
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In economics, you always want to ask 'And then what?' Warren Buffett
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It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results. Warren Buffett
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Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. Warren Buffett
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Investors should remember that their scorecard is not computed using Olympic-diving methods: Degree-of-difficulty doesn't count. If you are right about a business whole value is largely dependent on a single key factor that is both easy to understand and enduring, the payoff is the same as if you had correctly analyzed an investment alternative characterized by many constantly shifting and complex variables. Warren Buffett
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You're neither right nor wrong because other people agree with you. You're right because your facts are right and your reasoning is right - that's the only thing that makes you right. And if your facts and reasoning are right, you don't have to worry about anybody else. Warren Buffett
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I have no idea on timing. It's easier to tell what will happen than when it will happen. I would say that what is going on in terms of trade policy is going to have very important consequences. Warren Buffett
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The important thing is to keep playing, to play against weak opponents and to play for big stakes. Warren Buffett
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In other words, the percentage change in book value in any given year is likely to be reasonably close to that year's change in intrinsic value. Warren Buffett
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The greater the potential for reward in the value portfolio, the less risk there is. Warren Buffett
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Beware [of] the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns. Warren Buffett
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Investors have to remember: corporate profits are going up, but stocks are going up faster. How can that continue indefinitely? Investors can only earn what companies themselves can earn; the government or the markets themselves don't kick anything in. How can you get anything more out of a farm than what it grows? Warren Buffett
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If you gave me $100 billion and said take away the soft drink leadership of Coca-Cola in the world, I'd give it back to you and say it can't be done. Warren Buffett
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If the world couldn't see your results, would you rather be thought of as the world's greatest investor but in reality have the world's worst record? Or be thought of as the world's worst investor when you were actually the best? Warren Buffett
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