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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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People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most. 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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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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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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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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Every company that has an economist working for him has one employee too many. 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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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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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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Never risk what you have and need for what we don't have and don't need. Warren Buffett
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To win, the first thing you have to do is not lose. Warren Buffett
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Mr. Market is your servant, not your guide. Warren Buffett
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I learned to go into business only with people whom I like, trust, and admire. Warren Buffett
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Having first rate people on the team is more important than designing hierarchies and clarifying who reports to whom. Warren Buffett
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I would rather sustain the penalties resulting from over-conservatism than face the consequences of error, perhaps with permanent capital loss, resulting from the adoption of "New Era" philosophy where trees really do grow to the sky. Warren Buffett
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My net worth is the market value of holdings less the tax payable upon sale. The liability is just as real as the asset unless the value of the asset declines (ouch), the asset is given away (no comment), or I die with it. The latter course of action would appear to at least border on a Pyrrhic victory. Warren Buffett
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It is to our advantage to have securities do nothing price-wise for months, or perhaps years, while we are buying them. Warren Buffett
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In my opinion, the entire field of investment management, involving hundreds of billions of dollars, would be more satisfactorily conducted if everyone had a good yardstick for measurement of ability and sensibly applied it. Warren Buffett
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Market price, while used exclusively to value our investments in minority positions, is not a relevant factor when applied to our controlling interests. Warren Buffett
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The dominant factors affecting control valuations are earning power (past and prospective) and asset values. Warren Buffett
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I have always cautioned partners that I considered three years a minimum in determining whether we were "performing". Warren Buffett
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I certainly have no desire to sell a good controlled business run by people I like and admire, merely to obtain a fancy price. However, specific conditions may cause the sale of one operating unit at some point. Warren Buffett
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The ability to say no is a tremendous advantage for an investor. Warren Buffett
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My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. Warren Buffett
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If this is a war, my side has the nuclear bomb. We have K Street. We have Wall Street. Debbie doesn't have anybody. I want a government that is responsive to the people who got the short straw in life. Warren Buffett
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We will only do with your money what we would do with our own. Warren Buffett
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I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that ...I'm paying $32 billion today for the Coca Cola Company because... If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't buy it. If you can answer that question, and you do it a few times, you'll make a lot of money. Warren Buffett
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Anything can happen in stock markets and you ought to conduct your affairs so that if the most extraordinary events happen, that you're still around to play the next day. Warren Buffett
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With enough insider information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year. Warren Buffett
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Growth and value investing are joined at the hip. Warren Buffett
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We will continue to ignore political and economic forecasts, which are an expensive distraction for many investors and businessmen. Thirty years ago, no one could have foreseen the huge expansion of the Vietnam War, wage and price controls, two oil shocks, the resignation of a president, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a one-day drop in the Dow of 508 points, or treasury bill yields fluctuating between 2.8% and 17.4%. Warren Buffett
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As of 1992, in fact-though the picture would have improved since then-the money that had been made since the dawn of aviation by all of this country's airline companies was zero. Absolutely zero. Warren Buffett
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Energy deregulation will be the largest transfer of wealth in history. Warren Buffett
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Your money can be inflated away but your knowledge and talent cannot. Warren Buffett
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Well, it may be all right in practice, but it will never work in theory Warren Buffett
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If I knew where I was going to want to live the next five or 10 years I would buy a home and I'd finance it with a 30-year mortgage... It's a terrific deal. Warren Buffett
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The power of unconditional love. I mean, there is no power on earth like unconditional love. Warren Buffett
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No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. Warren Buffett
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My father was the best person i've ever known. Warren Buffett
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[W]e think the very term 'value investing' is redundant. What is 'investing' if it is not the act of seeking value at least sufficient to justify the amount paid? Consciously paying more for a stock than its calculated value - in the hope that it can soon be sold for a still-higher price - should be labeled speculation (which is neither illegal, immoral nor - in our view - financially fattening). Warren Buffett
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There's nothing inappropriate about having debt in America. It's what helped us grow over time. And it's when debt gets out of control that you worry. Warren Buffett
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I view derivatives as time bombs, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system. Warren Buffett
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Managers thinking about accounting issues should never forget one of Abraham Lincoln's favorite riddles: How many legs does a dog have, if you call a tail a leg? The answer: Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. Warren Buffett
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Our policy is to concentrate holdings. We try to avoid buying a little of this or that when we are only lukewarm about the business or its price. When we are convinced as to attractiveness, we believe in buying worthwhile amounts. Warren Buffett
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Having a large amount of leverage is like driving a car with a dagger on the steering wheel pointed at your heart. If you do that, you will be a better driver. There will be fewer accidents but when they happen, they will be fatal. Warren Buffett
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The obligation of a society as prosperous as ours is to figure out how nobody gets left too far behind. Warren Buffett
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I look at everything. That's my job. I really do, every day. I think about everything. Warren Buffett
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Confidence in markets and in institutions, it's a lot like oxygen. When you have it, you don't even think about it. It's indispensable. You can go years without thinking about it. When it's gone for five minutes, it's the only thing to think about. Warren Buffett
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The most common cause of low prices is pessimism-some times pervasive, some times specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It's optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer. Warren Buffett
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The only time to buy these is on a day with no "y" in it. Warren Buffett
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In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. Warren Buffett
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It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. Warren Buffett
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