30 Warren Buffett Quotes for Traders and Investors

When you need advice, stock market related or not, Warren Buffett quotes are very valuable. Warren Buffett is one of the most highly respected investors of all time. He has built his net worth over $80 Billion currently leaving him as the third richest person in the world (2019).

Even if you are not an active investor you have heard Warren’s name before in the newspapers or on TV. Over his years of investing and successfully running Berkshire Hathaway to this day has shared a lot of pieces of wisdom.

He is able to simplify complex ideas into short actionable advice and that is what makes him so quotable. Below I share 30 of my favorite Warren Buffett Quotes of all time.

Warren Buffett Quotes

1.”Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett

2. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” – Warren Buffett

3. “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett

4. “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett Quotes

5. “We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest.” – Warren Buffett

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

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

8. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett Quotes

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

10. “Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they’re doing.” – Warren Buffett

11. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

12. “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

14. “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

15. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett Quotes

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

17. “In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.” – Warren Buffett

18. “Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffett

19. “I believe in giving my kids enough so they can do anything, but not so much that they can do nothing.” – Warren Buffett

20. “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett

21. “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.” – Warren Buffett

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

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

23. “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.” – Warren Buffett

24. “Beware [of] the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.” – Warren Buffett

25. “We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.” – Warren Buffett

“We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.” – Warren Buffett Quotes

26. “In the short term, the market is a popularity contest. In the long term, the market is a weighing machine.” – Warren Buffett

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

28. “Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that ‘Price is what you pay; value is what you get.’ Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” – Warren Buffett

29. “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” – Warren Buffett

30. “Never depend on a single income. Make investments to create a second source.” – Warren Buffett

October 13, 2019

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One I didn’t know was by Buffet: “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” – Warren Buffett

Well said!

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