Warren Buffett Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Warren Buffett quotes, Warren Buffett sayings, and Warren Buffett proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. Warren Buffett
Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful Warren Buffett
If you're in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. Warren Buffett
People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional. Warren Buffett
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing. Warren Buffett
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. Warren Buffett
Never depend on single income. Make investments to create a second source. Warren Buffett
Investing is simple, but not easy. Warren Buffett
Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1. Warren Buffett
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. Warren Buffett
When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact. 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
I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. Warren Buffett
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing. Warren Buffett
Beware of geeks bearing formulas. Warren Buffett
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut. Warren Buffett
If you want to soar like an eagle in life, you can't be flocking with the turkeys. Warren Buffett
Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. If you've got talents, no one can take them from you. Warren Buffett
You should invest in a business that even a fool can run, because someday a fool will. Warren Buffett
The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money. Warren Buffett
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. Warren Buffett
Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation. Warren Buffett
You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It's the language of business and it's an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the effort to learn accounting - how to read and interpret financial statements - you really shouldn't select stocks yourself. Warren Buffett
Managers and investors alike must understand that accounting numbers are the beginning, not the end, of business valuation. Warren Buffett
Accounting is the language of business. Warren Buffett
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." Warren Buffett
We also believe candour benefits us as managers. The CEO who misleads often in public eventually misleads himself in private. Warren Buffett
A CEO's behavior has a huge impact on managers down the line. Warren Buffett
Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn't do any good to look at the cards. Warren Buffett
A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem. Warren Buffett