A Compilation of Warren Buffett Quotes that will Add Perspective to your #InvestorLife

The first name that comes to our mind when we think of the greatest investors of all time is Warren Buffett. Without a doubt, his wisdom and consultation are always helpful for anything related to stock market investment.

This blog showcases Warren Buffett’s most famous quotes collections from his 50 plus years of experience.

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

“Lose money for the firm, and I will be understanding. Lose a shred of reputation for the firm, and I will be ruthless.”

“If returns are going to be 7 or 8 percent and you’re paying 1 percent for fees, that makes an enormous difference in how much money you’re going to have in retirement.”

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business.”

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

“One can best prepare themselves for the economic future by investing in your own education. If you study hard and learn at a young age, you will be in the best circumstances to secure your future.”

“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

Too-big-to-fail is not a fallback position at Berkshire. Instead, we will always arrange our affairs so that any requirements for cash we may conceivably have will be dwarfed by our own liquidity.

“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.”

“Cash … is to a business as oxygen is to an individual: never thought about when it is present, the only thing in mind when it is absent.”

“The one thing I will tell you is the worst investment you can have is cash. Everybody is talking about cash being king and all that sort of thing. Cash is going to become worthless over time. But good businesses are going to become worth more over time.”

Below are Warren Buffett’s quotes on investing that will help you understand what are the things that you should consider when planning to invest or if you are already investing.

“Rule No. 1 is; never lose money. Rule No. 2 is never forget Rule No. 1.”

Warren Buffett Quotes on life

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

“If you like spending six to eight hours per week working on investments, do it. If you don’t, then dollar-cost average into index funds.”

“Buy into a company because you want to own it, not because you want the stock to go up.”

“Never invest in a business you cannot understand.”

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

“If you don’t feel comfortable making a rough estimate of the asset’s future earnings, just forget it and move on.”

“Buy companies with strong histories of profitability and with a dominant business franchise.”

“We want products where people feel like kissing you instead of slapping you.”

“It’s better to have a partial interest in the Hope diamond than to own all of a rhinestone.”

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.”

“Widespread fear is your friend as an investor because it serves up bargain purchases.”

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

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

“The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble…We want to buy them when they’re on the operating table.”

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

“For the investor, a too-high purchase price for the stock of an excellent company can undo the effects of a subsequent decade of favorable business developments.”

“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.”

“After 25 years of buying and supervising a great variety of businesses, Charlie and I have not learned how to solve difficult business problems. What we have learned is to avoid them.”

“Speculation is most dangerous when it looks easiest.”

“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies.”

“Keep things simple, and don’t swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick ‘no.’”

“Half of all coin-flippers will win their first toss; none of those winners has an expectation of profit if he continues to play the game.”

“What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.”

“The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.”

There are many factors that affect decisions in stock marketing, which leaves you with confusion, Warren Buffett’s stock market quote, will help you in such situations.

“You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

“The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything – you can wait for your pitch.”

“Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ … what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.”

“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.”

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.”

“Widespread fear is your friend as an investor because it serves up bargain purchases.”

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

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

“The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble…We want to buy them when they’re on the operating table.”

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

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

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

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”

“Buy a stock the way you would buy a house. Understand and like it such that you’d be content to own it in the absence of any market.”

“All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies.”

“Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages.”

“I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”

“Just pick a broad index like the S&P 500. Don’t put your money in all at once; do it over a period of time.”

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

This blog has also listed a few motivational quotes from Warren Buffett.

“There is nothing wrong with a ‘know nothing’ investor who realizes it. The problem is when you are a ‘know nothing’ investor, but you think you know something.”

“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.”

“We believe that a policy of portfolio concentration may well decrease risk if it raises, as it should, both the intensity with which an investor thinks about a business and the comfort level he must feel with its economic characteristics before buying into it.”

“Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they’re doing.”

“When stock can be bought below a business’ value, it is probably the best use of cash.”

“What is smart at one price is stupid at another.”

“Buy when selling for less than they are worth. It’s not a complicated equation to figure out whether it is beneficial or not to repurchase shares.”

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

“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.”

“And so the important thing we do with managers, generally, is to find the .400 hitters and then not tell them how to swing.”

“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

“Predicting rain doesn’t count; building the ark does.”

“The best chance to deploy capital is when things are going down.”

“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.”

“Don’t get caught up with what other people are doing. Being a contrarian isn’t the key, but being a crowd follower isn’t either. You need to detach yourself emotionally.”

“You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.”

 

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