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51 Brilliant Warren Buffett Quotes

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Warren Buffett is an American businessman, 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 Warren Buffett quotes below:

51 Brilliant Warren Buffett Quotes:

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

2. “In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett

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

4. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

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

5. “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

6. “Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffett

7. “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.” – Warren Buffett

8. “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.” – Warren Buffett

9. “Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We’ll break out of it. It takes time.” – Warren Buffett

10. “Beware of geeks bearing formulas.” – Warren Buffett

11. “Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.” – Warren Buffett

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

13. “The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.” – Warren Buffett

14. “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.” – Warren Buffett

15. “I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of American capitalism.” – Warren Buffett

16. “Value is what you get.” – Warren Buffett

17. “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

18. “We’re still in a recession. We’re not gonna be out of it for a while, but we will get out.” – Warren Buffett

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

20. “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” – Warren Buffett

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

22. “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.” – Warren Buffett

23. “A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.” – Warren Buffett

24. “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.” – Warren Buffett

25th Warren Buffett Quote – “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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26. “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

27. “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

28. “When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” – Warren Buffett

29. “The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.” – Warren Buffett

30. “We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.” – Warren Buffett

31. “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” – Warren Buffett

32. “The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.” – Warren Buffett

33. “Our favorite holding period is forever.” – Warren Buffett

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

35. “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.'” – Warren Buffett

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

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

38. “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

39. “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.” – Warren Buffett

40th Warren Buffett Quote – “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

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

42. “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

43. “You have no ability, if you’re a financial institution and you’re threatened with criminal prosecution, you have no ability to negotiate.” – Warren Buffett

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

45. “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.” – Warren Buffett

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

47. “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

48. “Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.” – Warren Buffett

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

50. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett

51. “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.” – Warren Buffett

What’s your favorite Warren Buffett Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

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  1. Wallet Squirrel

    Sep 21, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I just made a list of my top 22 Warren Buffett Quotes. You have me beat by a few. Awesome job, I love these!

  2. Manish

    Oct 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for the awesome quotes but their is one that is one of my favorites but not seen it on the list.
    “It’s only when the tide has gone that you see who has been swimming naked”

  3. Sanjeevaraddi H koppad

    May 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I like 40th quote of Warren Buffett

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