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“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.”
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“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don't expect it from cheap people.”
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“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
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“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
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“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful”
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“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”
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“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.”
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“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”
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“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing”
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“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
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“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minuted to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently.”
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“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don't like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn't that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”
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“Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1.”
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“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
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“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.”
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“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
“You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
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“You never know who's swimming naked until the tide goes out.”
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“You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.”
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“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. ”
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“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. ”
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“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.”
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“When I was sixteen, I had just two things on my mind - girls and cars. I wasn't very good with girls. So I thought about cars. I thought about girls, too, but I had more luck with cars.
Let's say that when I turned sixteen, a genie had appeared to me. And that genie said, 'Warren, I'm going to give you the car of your choice. It'll be here tomorrow morning with a big bow tied on it. Brand-new. And it's all yours.'
Having heard all the genie stories, I would say, 'What's the catch?' And the genie would answer, 'There's only one catch. This is the last car you're ever going to ge tin your life. So it's got to last a lifetime.'
If that had happened, I would have picked out that car. But, can you imagine, knowing it had to last a lifetime, what I would do with it?
I would read the manual about five times. I would always keep it garaged. If there was the least little dent or scratch, I'd have it fixed right away because I wouldn't want it rusting. I would baby that car, because it would have to last a lifetime.
That's exactly the position you are in concerning your mind and body. You only get one mind and one body. And it's got to last a lifetime. Now, it's very easy to let them ride for many years. But if you don't take care of that mind and that body, they'll be a wreck forty years later, just life the car would be.
It's what you do right now, today, that determines how your mind and body will operate ten, twenty, and thirty years from now.”
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“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.”
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“If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.”
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“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”
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“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.”
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“Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.”
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“Life is like a snowball. The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill. ”
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“Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.”
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