Warren Buffet Quotes

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.”

  1. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
  2. “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”
  3. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
  4. “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful”
  5. “The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”
  6. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing”
  7. “There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”
  8. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
  9. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.”
  10. “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.”

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

12. “You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out.”

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

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

15. “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.”

16. “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.”

17. “When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.”

18. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”

19. “I try to invest in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.”

20. “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”

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