58 Great Warren Buffett quotes that will make you rich

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in the world. Over the course of his career he has compounded his wealth by around 20% per year. Buffett is known to take a common sense approach to investing.

Below are the best quotes from Warren Buffett about investing, business, economics and life. If you are new to investing, or an old-hand, then you will certainly appreciate these quotes from the Sage of Omaha.

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If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.
Warren Buffett
The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.
Warren Buffett
The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself... The more you learn, the more you'll earn.
Warren Buffett
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
The true investor welcomes volatility ... a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses.
Warren Buffett
Outstanding long-term results are produced primarily by avoiding dumb decisions, rather than by making brilliant ones.
Warren Buffett
You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.
Warren Buffett
Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.
Warren Buffett
Never invest in a business you can't understand.
Warren Buffett

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I never try to predict the market.
Warren Buffett
A great investment opportunity occurs when a marvellous business encounters a one-time huge, but solvable problem.
Warren Buffett
Be fearful when there is greed and be greedy when there is fear.
Warren Buffett
Time is the friend of the wonderful business. It's the enemy of the lousy business. If you're in a lousy business for a long time, you're going to get a lousy result, even if you buy it cheap. If you're in a wonderful business for a long time, even if you pay a little too much going in, you're going to get a wonderful result if you stay in a long time.
Warren Buffett
We don't have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.
Warren Buffett
The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.
Warren Buffett
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Warren Buffett
Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.
Warren Buffett
Other guys read Playboy. I read annual reports.
Warren Buffett
Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless.
Warren Buffett
Problems in a company are like cockroaches in the kitchen. You will never find just one.
Warren Buffett
Good big decisions do not take time at all, if they do you are in trouble.
Warren Buffett
Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.
Warren Buffett
The truly big investment idea can usually be explained in a short paragraph. We like a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people. When these attributes exist, and when we can make purchases at sensible prices, it is hard to go wrong (a challenge we periodically manage to overcome).
Warren Buffett
You can be sure that over the next 10 years, you'll see something that you did not think was possible.
Warren Buffett

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The fundamental basis of above-average performance in the long run is sustainable competitive advantage.
Warren Buffett
The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does.
Warren Buffett
Knowing the edge of your competency is important. If you think you know more than you do, you will get in trouble.
Warren Buffett
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Warren Buffett
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.
Warren Buffett
Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well.
Warren Buffett
If you cannot control your emotions, you cannot control your money.
Warren Buffett
Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
Warren Buffett
To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information. What's needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework. You must supply the emotional discipline.
Warren Buffett
Diversification may preserve wealth, but concentration builds wealth.
Warren Buffett
Failure comes from ego, greed, envy, fear, imitation. I have success not because I am smart, but because I am rational.
Warren Buffett
You can't make a good deal with a bad person.
Warren Buffett
Everybody's got a different circle of competence. The important thing is not how big the circle is. The important thing is staying inside the circle.
Warren Buffett
Ignore the stock market, ignore the economy, and buy a business you understand.
Warren Buffett
It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
Warren Buffett
Sound investing can make you very wealthy if you're not in too big a hurry.
Warren Buffett
Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell.
Warren Buffett
The most common cause of low prices is pessimism - sometimes pervasive, sometimes specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It's optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer.
Warren Buffett
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Warren Buffett
Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.
Warren Buffett
The value of a business is the cash it's going to produce in the future.
Warren Buffett
Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.
Warren Buffett
Very successful people say no to almost everything.
Warren Buffett
I think the worst mistake you can make in stocks is to buy or sell based on current headlines.
Warren Buffett
Never be afraid to ask for too much when selling or offer too little when buying.
Warren Buffett
If you're an investor, you're looking on what the asset is going to do, if you're a speculator, you're commonly focusing on what the price of the object is going to do, and that's not our game.
Warren Buffett
Our goal is to find an outstanding business at a sensible price, not a mediocre business at a bargain price.
Warren Buffett
When investing, pessimism is your friend, euphoria the enemy.
Warren Buffett
Asset-heavy businesses generally earn low rates of return - rates that often barely provide enough capital to fund the inflationary needs of the existing business, with nothing left over for real growth, for distribution to owners, or for acquisition of new businesses.
Warren Buffett
If you've got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you've got a very good business. And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by a tenth of a cent, then you've got a terrible business. I've been in both, and I know the difference.
Warren Buffett
The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble...We want to buy them when they're on the operating table.
Warren Buffett
As an investor with small capital, one should prefer businesses that have high returns on capital and that require little incremental investment to grow.
Warren Buffett
You’d get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You’d resist the temptation to dabble. You’d make more good decisions and you’d make more big decisions.
Warren Buffett
Our approach is very much profiting from lack of change rather than from change. With Wrigley chewing gum, it's the lack of change that appeals to me. I don't think it is going to be hurt by the Internet. That's the kind of business I like.
Warren Buffett

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