Warren Buffett quotes

Born
August 30, 1930.

Occupation
Investor, business magnate, philanthropist.

Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world.

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
– Warren Buffett
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
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
– Warren Buffett
The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
– Warren Buffett
The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.
– Warren Buffett
A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
– Warren Buffett
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.
– Warren Buffett
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
– Warren Buffett
The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
– Warren Buffett
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
– Warren Buffett
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
– Warren Buffett
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.
– Warren Buffett
We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.
– Warren Buffett
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.
– Warren Buffett

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn’t. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value.
– Warren Buffett

Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.
– Warren Buffett
The big question about how people behave is whether they’ve got an Inner Scorecard or an Outer Scorecard. It helps if you can be satisfied with an Inner Scorecard.
– Warren Buffett
When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.
– Warren Buffett
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
– Warren Buffett
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
– Warren Buffett
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
– Warren Buffett
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.
– Warren Buffett
Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
– Warren Buffett
It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.
– Warren Buffett
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
– Warren Buffett
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
– Warren Buffett
The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.
– Warren Buffett
Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.
– Warren Buffett
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
– Warren Buffett
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
– Warren Buffett
Beware of geeks bearing formulas.
– Warren Buffett