Top 50 Best Inspiring Warren Buffett Quotes

Warren Buffett Quotes: Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, business tycoon, philanthropist, and the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of over $100.6 billion as of April 2021, making him the world’s seventh-wealthiest person.

Common Asked Questions about Warren Buffet

What car does Warren Buffett drive?

Cadillac XTS

How did Warren Buffet get rich?

Warren Buffett made his first million by running a hedge fund. Then he switched to owning small banks. Then finally he shut down his hedge fund and put all his money into running an insurance company. An insurance company is a hedge fund that KEEPS the investor’s money and KEEPS 100% of the profits.

Our Favorite Warren Buffet Quotes

“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.”

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people.”

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful”

“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.”

“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”

“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing”

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minuted to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.”

“Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1.”

“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.”

“You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”


“You never know who's swimming naked until the tide goes out.”

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.”

“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. ”

“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. ”

“What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.”

“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.”

“Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.”

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideals come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an ideal next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.”

“It's nice to have a lot of money, but you know, you don't want to keep it around forever. I prefer buying things. Otherwise, it's a little like saving sex for your old age.”

“Games are won by players who focus on the playing field –- not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.”

“Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.”

“When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.”

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.”

“Intensity is the price of excellence.”


“You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.”

“People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most.”

“I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.”

“Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.”

“Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you how you’ll turn out to be.”

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble”

“Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.”

“You know ... you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.”

“Investors should be skeptical of history-based models. Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the models. Beware of geeks bearing formulas. ”

“Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.”

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”

“Wall Street is the only place that people drive to in a Rolls Royce to take advice from people who ride the subway.”

“If you aren't thinking about owning a stock for ten years, don't even think about owning it for ten minutes.”

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

“I am not a businessman, I am an artist”

“A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.”

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.”

“In the long run managements stressing accounting appearance over economic substance usually achieve little of either.”

“Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.”

“If past history was all that is needed to play the game of money, the richest people would be librarians.”

“Writing a check separates a commitment from a conversation.”