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.
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.
Growth and value investing are joined at the hip.
We don't have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.
Value investing is risk aversion.
Focus on return on equity, not earnings per share.
Most investors want to do today what they should have done yesterday.
Investing is laying out money now to get more money back in the future.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it is a weighing machine.
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.
If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.
I think you have to learn that there's a company behind every stock, and that there's only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.
If you are shopping for common stocks, choose them the way you would buy groceries, not the way you would buy perfume.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
The simpler it is, the better I like it.
Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
Have patience. Stocks don't go up immediately.
Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people.
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