Quotes by: Warren Buffett
There are 309 million people out there that are trying to improve their lot in life. And we've got a system that allows them to do it.
I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism.
The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.
I think that both parties should declare the debt limit as a political weapon of mass destruction which can't be used. I mean, it is silly to have a country that has 237 years building up its reputation and then have people threaten to tear it down because they're not getting some other matter.
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
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.'
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business.
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
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.
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
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.
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
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.