Warren Buffett

Quotes by Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the most successful investors of all time. With his calm and down-to-earth way of investing, he is a fantastic role model to look up to and learn from.

Below are inspiring quotes by Warren Buffett, carried together from various sources such as interviews, annual reports and Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder meetings.

Inspiring Quotes by Warren Buffett

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

Warren Buffett

“Time is the friend of the wonderful company, and the enemy of the mediocre.”

Warren Buffett

“The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.”

Warren Buffett

“You don’t have to be an expert on every company, or even many. You only have to be able to evaluate companies within your circle of competence. The size of that circle is not very important; knowing its boundaries, however, is vital.”

Warren Buffett

“I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage; leverage being borrowed money.”

Warren Buffett

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

Warren Buffett

“You have to understand accounting, and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It’s the language of business, and it’s an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting – how to read and interpret financial statements – you really shouldn’t select stocks yourself.”

Warren Buffett

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.”

Warren Buffett

“We never want to count on the kindness of strangers in order to meet tomorrow’s obligations. When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night’s sleep for the chance of extra profits.”

Warren Buffett

“There is a huge difference between the business that grows and requires lots of capital to do so, and the business that grows and doesn’t require capital.”

Warren Buffett

“Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.”

Warren Buffett

“The true investor welcomes volatility… a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses.”

Warren Buffett

“Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”

Warren Buffett

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

Warren Buffett

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Warren Buffett

“The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.”

Warren Buffett

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