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Warren Buffett quotes

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

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.

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

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

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.

The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.

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

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

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

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

You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

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

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

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it.

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

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

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

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.