Warren Buffett

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Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does.

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The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.

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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.

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I bought a company in the mid-'90s called Dexter Shoe and paid $400 million for it. And it went to zero. And I gave about $400 million worth of Berkshire stock, which is probably now worth $400 billion. But I've made lots of dumb decisions. That's part of the game.

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There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

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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.

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The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.

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

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I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.

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Warren Buffett — quotes and aphorisms

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.

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The investor of today does not profit from yesterday's growth.

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Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.

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

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Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.

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I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.

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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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Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

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

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In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

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