Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of March 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States, and the fourth wealthiest in the world, with a total net worth of $73.3 billion.

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It's a dream deal

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

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.

I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It costs a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's fantastic brand loyalty.

I am a bull on sterling versus the U.S. dollar.

You have to learn to understand your partner to be tolerant sympathetic encouraging. Those are skills that are not bad to have in life.

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

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

If you have a new son or grandson in 2006 name him Tony.

need to recognize that it may often take an extended period for the value of even an outstanding company to catch up with the price they paid.

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

We'd go down and play the best team. It would be fun for me and Bill to play the champions. And it might spur them on some.

way out of sync with the economy.

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

If California has troubles the country has troubles

questions about our silver position that we had received from regulatory authorities led us to believe that they wished us to publicly acknowledge this investment.

Getting fired can produce a particularly bountiful payday for a CEO. Indeed he can 'earn' more in that single day while cleaning out his desk than an American worker earns in a lifetime of cleaning toilets. Forget the old maxim about nothing succeeding like success: Today in the executive suite the all-too-prevalent rule is that nothing succeeds like failure.

[In purchasing] zeros ... a macro-based commitment such as this never has anything close to a 100 percent chance of being successful.

If past history was all there was to the game the richest people would be librarians

It seems to me she varied from the standard approach of securities analysts.

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