I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
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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.
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
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.
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