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  • The burden of paying Helpers may cause American equity investors, overall, to earn only 80 percent or so of what they would earn if they just sat still and listened to no one.
    (Warren Buffett)

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

  • I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • The point seems to be that Buffett thinks the United States needs to take radical steps, and undergo some pain in the short run, to ensure the longer-term health of the economy. Perhaps there are other solutions that make more sense than mine, ... However, wishful thinking -- and its usual companion, thumb sucking -- is not among them.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • There are 309 million people out there that are trying to improve their lot in life. And we've got a system that allows them to do it.
    (Warren Buffett)


  • Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn't. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • Right now, the rest of the world owns 3 trillion US more of us than we own of them.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • I recently sold a house in Laguna for 3.5 million. It was on about 2,000 square feet of land, maybe a twentieth of an acre, and the house might cost about 500,000 if you wanted to replace it. So the land sold for something like 60 million an acre.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • 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 flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
    (Warren Buffett)

  • An educational approach to money and investing struck me as a very good idea. People do form behavior habits very young on matters of money. I get calls every day from people who are in a financial hole.
    (Warren Buffett)

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

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


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