Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Growth and value investing are joined at the hip.
People don't like the idea of thinking long term. Many are desperately seeking short term answers because they have money problems to be solved today.
Investing is simple, but not easy.
We don't have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.
Focus on return on equity, not earnings per share.
Value investing is risk aversion.
Investing is laying out money now to get more money back in the future.
In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
Most investors want to do today what they should have done yesterday.
Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
The simpler it is, the better I like it.
If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.
Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people.
I do not like debt and do not like to invest in companies that have too much debt, particularly long-term debt. With long-term debt, increases in interest rates can drastically affect company profits and make future cash flows less predictable.
The secret to investing is to figure out the value of something - and then pay a lot less.
Have patience. Stocks don't go up immediately.
A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvelous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.
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