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Warren Edward Buffett is one of the great investors of the 21 century and also Buffett is a great entrepreneur, philanthropist, and frugal billionaire who lives a simple life. This American business magnate who is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has presented some substantial rules and strategies for investors to help them to make a good investment in their careers. Many investors make tons of mistakes when investing, so we have quoted the best Warren Buffett quotes from his thousands of investing introductions, guides and quotes.

Knowing about the investment quotes of Warren Buffett is another good investment you must do before investing. Here, you can get more quotes about stocks, dividends, businesses and investments. So let’s explore the Warren Buffett quotes about investment one by one that helps investors who looking for the best advice from Buffett.

Advice for investors

01. “Never invest in a business you cannot understand.”

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02. “For the investor, a too-high purchase price for the stock of an excellent company can undo the effects of a subsequent decade of favorable business developments.”

03. “Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies.”

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04. “Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.”

05. “Buy companies with strong histories of profitability and with a dominant business franchise.”

06. “So smile when you read a headline that says ‘Investors lose as market falls.’ Edit it in your mind to ‘Disinvestors lose as market falls—but investors gain.’ Though writers often forget this truism, there is a buyer for every seller and what hurts one necessarily helps the other.”

07. “Widespread fear is your friend as an investor because it serves up bargain purchases.”

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08.“The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.”

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09. “It’s been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend. Those who invest only when commentators are upbeat end up paying a heavy price for meaningless reassurance.”

10. “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.”

11. “We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.”

12. “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.”

Quotes for Investing for long-term

13. “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.”

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14. “Do not take yearly results too seriously. Instead, focus on four or five-year averages.”

Warren Buffett quotes for long-term investment

15. “If you aren’t thinking about owning a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.”

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

17. “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”

18. “Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

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

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20. “It is a terrible mistake for investors with long-term horizons — among them pension funds, college endowments, and savings-minded individuals — to measure their investment ‘risk’ by their portfolio’s ratio of bonds to stocks.”

21. “Buy a stock the way you would buy a house. Understand and like it such that you’d be content to own it in the absence of any market.”

22. “Can you really explain to a fish what it’s like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value.”

Important advice for investing by Warren Buffett

23. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

24. “The three most important words in investing are margin of safety.”

25. “The best chance to deploy capital is when things are going down.”

26. “Calling someone who trades actively in the market an investor is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a romantic.”

27. “If returns are going to be 7 or 8 percent and you’re paying 1 percent for fees, that makes an enormous difference in how much money you’re going to have in retirement.”

28. “The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage.” 

29. “All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies.”

30. “Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.’”

31. “There is nothing wrong with a ‘know nothing’ investor who realizes it. The problem is when you are a ‘know nothing’ investor but you think you know something.”

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32. “What counts for most people in investing is not how much they know, but rather how realistically they define what they don’t know.”

33. “Keep things simple and don’t swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick “no”.”

34. “Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.”

35. “After 25 years of buying and supervising a great variety of businesses, Charlie and I have not learned how to solve difficult business problems. What we have learned is to avoid them.”

36. “When stock can be bought below a business’s value it is probably the best use of cash.”

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Motivation for investors

37. “Never depend on a single income. Make an investment to create a second source.”

Buffett quotes for investors

38. “Predicting rains doesn’t count, building arks does.”

39. “Speculation is most dangerous when it looks easiest.”

40. “I don’t look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over.” 

41. “What is smart at one price is stupid at another.”

42. “We’re still in a Recession. We’re not gonna be out for a while, but we will get out.”

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

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44. “Half of all coin-flippers will win their first toss; none of those winners has an expectation of profit if he continues to play the game.”

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

The most important investment you can make is in yourself

46. “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.”

47. “Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ. What you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.”

Final Verdict

These are the quotes that you must know from Warren Buffett before making any investment. Also, those may change your predictions before you get into investing in any source because Buffett has given the best guidance from his experience. Yet, the above quotes will show you what Warren Buffett’s investment philosophy is. Such a meaningful piece of advice cannot even take from the school. So keep learning!

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  1. Vipul Gupta Reply

    Well Said Sir with your practical approach towards life

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