34 Remarkable Warren Buffett Quotes

Warren Buffet is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Considered to be one of the most successful investors in the world, Buffet has a net worth of over $64 billion. As a notable philanthropist, almost 99% of Buffet’s net worth has been pledged to be given away to philanthropic causes by way of the Gates Foundation. With decades of success and amazing achievements, here is a look at some of the most incredible Warren Buffet quotes.

“A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”

“Basically, when you get to my age, you’ll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.”

“Beware of geeks bearing formulas.”

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

“Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.”

“Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel.”


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

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

“I think that both parties should declare the debt limit as a political weapon of mass destruction which can’t be used.”

“If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.”

“In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.”

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

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

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.”

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

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

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

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

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

“The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.”

“The only time to buy these is on a day with no ‘y’ in it.”

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

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

“Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.”

“We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.”

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

“We’re still in a recession. We’re not gonna be out of it for a while, but we will get out.”

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”

“Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.”

Warren Buffet sits down for this incredible interview with the ASU Thunderbird Professor of Global Leadership Jeff Cunningham as they discuss what has been the propelling factors behind Buffet’s success.

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