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.

You don't ever ask a barber whether you need a haircut. Warren Buffett
Never be afraid to ask for too much when selling or offer too little when buying. Warren Buffett
Once negotiations begin, you can come down in your selling price or up in your buying price. But it's impossible to do the opposite. Warren Buffett
Simply stated, in the world of business, how much money you get from a sale or how much you have to pay when making a purchase determines whether you make or lose money and how rich you ultimately become. Warren Buffett
Business relationships are just like personal relationships— they are best started showing an interest in the other person, and in finding out what that person needs are, because ultimately we are selling to those needs. Warren Buffett
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shuts down for ten years. Warren Buffett
In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities. Integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you. 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
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
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
You won't know whether you paid too much for it until it is too late. Warren Buffett
The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that doesn't love you back. 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
If you don't make mistakes, you can't make decisions. Warren Buffett
If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. Warren Buffett
In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities. Integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you. Warren Buffett
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows. Warren Buffett
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
The key to success is emotional stability. Warren Buffett
Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Warren Buffett
Rule #1: Never lose money; Rule #2: Don’t forget rule #1. Warren Buffett
Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. 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
The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. Warren Buffett
The first rule of investment is: Don't Lose. And the second rule of investment is: Don't forget the first rule. Warren Buffett
If merely looking up past financial data would tell you what the future holds, The Forbes 400 would consist of librarians. Warren Buffett
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me. Warren Buffett
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett