15 Inspiring Warren Buffett Quotes

Mar 22, 2018 | MOST-POPULAR, TRENDING

1. “If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes.”

2. “Over the long term, the stock market news will be good. 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 fly epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.”

3. “I call investing the greatest business in the world…because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate, the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U.S. Steel at 39! and nobody calls a strike on you. There’s no penalty except opportunity lost. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when the fielders are asleep, you step up and hit it.”

4. “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.”

5. “What counts for most people in investing is not how much they know, but rather how realistically they define what they don’t know.”

6. “Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that ‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”

7. “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.”

8. “The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – sometimes pervasive, sometimes 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.”

9. “You need to fill your mind with various competing thoughts and decide which make sense. Then you have to jump in the water – take a small amount of money and do it yourself. Investing on paper is like reading a romance novel vs. doing something else. You’ll soon find out whether you like it. The earlier you start, the better.”

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

11. “What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.”

12. “Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.”

13. “In the short term, the market is a popularity contest. In the long term, the market is a weighing machine.”

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

15. “It’s never paid to bet against America. We come through things, but it’s not always a smooth ride.”

 

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