"Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble." - Warren Buffett. Here are 42 Best Warren Buffett Quotes.

Warren Buffett Quotes

1. "When stock can be bought below a business's value it is probably the best use of cash." - Warren Buffett

2. "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it."- Warren Buffett

3. "You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right."- Warren Buffett

4. "One can best prepare themselves for the economic future by investing in your own education. If you study hard and learn at a young age, you will be in the best circumstances to secure your future."- Warren Buffett

5. "Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they're doing."- Warren Buffett

6. "The most important investment you can make is in yourself."- Warren Buffett

7. "We have learned to turn out lots of goods and services, but we haven't learned as well how to have everybody share in the bounty. The obligation of a society as prosperous as ours is to figure out how nobody gets left too far behind."- Warren Buffett

8. "I just sit in my office and read all day"- Warren Buffett

9. "In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield."- Warren Buffett

10. "The one thing I will tell you is the worst investment you can have is cash. Everybody is talking about cash being king and all that sort of thing. Cash is going to become worth less over time. But good businesses are going to become worth more over time."- Warren Buffett

11. "I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business."- Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Quotes

12. "It's been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend. Those who invest only when commentators are upbeat end up paying a heavy price for meaningless reassurance."- Warren Buffett

13. "We believe that a policy of portfolio concentration may well decrease risk if it raises, as it should, both the intensity with which an investor thinks about a business and the comfort-level he must feel with its economic characteristics before buying into it.- Warren Buffett

14. "When you have able managers of high character running businesses about which they are passionate, you can have a dozen or more reporting to you and still have time for an afternoon nap. Conversely, if you have even one person reporting to you who is deceitful, inept or uninterested, you will find yourself with more than you can handle."- Warren Buffett

15. "You only have to be able to evaluate companies within your circle of competence. The size of that circle is not very important; knowing its boundaries, however, is vital."- Warren Buffett

16. "If you're in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%."- Warren Buffett

17. "There is nothing wrong with a 'know nothing' investor who realizes it. The problem is when you are a 'know nothing' investor but you think you know something."- Warren Buffett

18. "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

19. "What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history."- Warren Buffett

20. "If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need."- Warren Buffett

21. Half of all coin-flippers will win their first toss; none of those winners has an expectation of profit if he continues to play the game.- Warren Buffett

22. "And so the important thing we do with managers, generally, is to find the .400 hitters and then not tell them how to swing."- Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Quotes

23. "What is smart at one price is stupid at another."- Warren Buffett

24. "Keep things simple and don't swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick "no."- Warren Buffett

25. "If you're smart, you're going to make a lot of money without borrowing."- Warren Buffett

26. "Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies."- Warren Buffett

27. "The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything."- Warren Buffett

28. "Speculation is most dangerous when it looks easiest."- Warren Buffett

29. "I believe in giving my kids enough so they can do anything, but not so much that they can do nothing."- Warren Buffett

30. "After 25 years of buying and supervising a great variety of businesses, Charlie and I have not learned how to solve difficult business problems. What we have learned is to avoid them."- Warren Buffett

31. "The best chance to deploy capital is when things are going down."- Warren Buffett

32. "Lose money for the firm, and I will be understanding. Lose a shred of reputation for the firm, and I will be ruthless."- Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Quotes

33. "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway."- Warren Buffett

34. "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

35. Predicting rain doesn't count, building the ark does.- Warren Buffett

36. "Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be a more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."- Warren Buffett

37. "The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging."- Warren Buffett

38. "When trillions of dollars are managed by Wall Streeters charging high fees, it will usually be the managers who reap outsized profits, not the clients."- Warren Buffett

39. "The years ahead will occasionally deliver major market declines -- even panics -- that will affect virtually all stocks. No one can tell you when these traumas will occur."- Warren Buffett

40. Success in investing doesn't correlate with IQ ... what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.- Warren Buffett

41. "Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked."- Warren Buffett

42. "The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything -- you can wait for your pitch."- Warren Buffett

43. "If returns are going to be 7 or 8 percent and you're paying 1 percent for fees, that makes an enormous difference in how much money you're going to have in retirement."- Warren Buffett

44. "The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd."- Warren Buffett

Best Warren Buffett Quotes

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago"- Warren Buffett
"All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies."- 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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Ian Warner has spent over 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete. He went on to become an All-American sprinter at Iowa State, and he represented Canada at the 2012 Olympics. Ian founded Habit Stacker and dedicated his life to helping people to develop winning habits.

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