warren buffet quotes

Warren Buffett is one of the greatest American businessmen.He is an investor and philanthropist and is considered the most successful investor in the world.
He is the CEO, chairman and biggest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett was ranked the world’s wealthiest person in 2008, and 3rd wealthiest person in 2015.

Take a look at the list of powerful Warren Buffett quotes below:


List of Inspirational and Powerful Warren Buffet Quotes.


“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.”

“Look for 3 things in a person. Intelligence, Energy, & Integrity.
If they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two.”

“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.”

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

“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.”

“The only time to buy these is on a day with no ‘y’ in it.”

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.”

“The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.”
“Read 500 pages every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up like compound interest.”

“Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill.”

“Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.”

“Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to focus on.”

“Learning how to live is much more important than learning how to make a living.”

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”

“Beware of geeks bearing formulas.”

“Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.”

“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”


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“Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.”

“The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.”

“Value is what you get.”

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.”

“A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”

“If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.”

“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.”


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“We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.”

“We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.”
“The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.”
“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”

“Our favorite holding period is forever.”

“We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.”

“We believe that according the name ‘investors’ to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a ‘romantic.’”

“Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.”

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”


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“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”

“The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we’ll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.”

“Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful’.”

“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.”


More Warren Buffett Quotes


“Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.”

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.”

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

“Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.”
“If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”

“Cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.”

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time.”

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
“The secret to happiness is having low expectations.”

“I make plenty of mistakes and I’ll make plenty more mistakes, too. That’s part of the game. You’ve just got to make sure that the right things overcome the wrong ones.”

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

“When people tell me they’ve learned from experience, I tell them the trick is to learn from other people’s experience.”

“First come the innovators, then come the imitators, then come the idiots.”

“The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be.”

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”

“Trust is like the air we breathe–when it’s present, nobody really notices; when it’s absent, everybody notices.”

“Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. If you’ve got talents, no one can take them from you.”

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