Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hug
Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.
To love or have loved is all-sufficing. We must not ask for more. No other pearl is to be found in the shadowfolds of life. To love is an accomplishment.
Progress is the stride of God.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees. Victor Hug
As we have explained, in first love the soul is taken long before the body; later the body is taken long before the soul; sometimes the soul is not taken at all.
He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.
I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself.
The book which the reader now holds in his hands, from one end to the other, as a whole and in its details, whatever gaps, exceptions, or weaknesses it may contain, treats of the advance from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsity to truth, from darkness to daylight, from blind appeti
The soul does not give itself up to despair until it has exhausted all illusions.
You ought to be able to explain why youâ€™re taking the job youâ€™re taking, why youâ€™re making the investment youâ€™re making, or whatever it may be. And if it canâ€™t stand applying pencil to paper, youâ€™d better think it through some more. And if you canâ€™t write an intelligent answer to those
I really like my life. I've arranged my life so that I can do what I want.
It's not debt per say that overwhelms an individual corporation or country. Rather it is a continuous increase in debt in relation to income that causes trouble.
Mark Zuckerberg will be a hero to many young entrepreneurs 20 years from now. Bill Gates will be a hero to others, and they will look to those [people] like I read books when I was in my teens about Rockefeller or Carnegie.
Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, 'Too much of a good thing can be wonderful'.
I have a house that I bought 55 years ago. It's warm in the winter; it's cool in the summer. It has everything I wanted, plus it has all kinds of good memories. Like my kids, I have good thoughts about that. I can't imagine living any better.
Be fearful when there is greed and be greedy when there is fear.
Ignore the stock market, ignore the economy, and buy a business you understand.
Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me ... Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the government rather than one requiring the government to regularly write checks to us-say, because we are
The nature of democracy is such that when there's - there'll be revulsion, obviously, towards - that's never going to happen again.
... it's important to have the right monetary policy. It's important for, to have the right fiscal policy. But it's nowhere near as important as just the normal regenerative capacity of American capitalism.
You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.
In investing, just as in baseball, to put runs on the scoreboard, one must watch the playing field, not the scoreboard.
If we have a strength, it is in recognizing when we are operating well within our circle of competence and when we are approaching the perimeter.
My favorite time frame for holding a stock is forever.
Only those who will be sellers of equities in the near future should be happy at seeing stocks rise. Prospective purchasers should much prefer sinking prices.
We don't get paid for being busy, we get paid for being right.
I believe the chance of any event causing Berkshire to experience financial problems is essentially zero. We will always be prepared for the thousand-year flood; in fact, if it occurswe will be selling life jackets to the unprepared.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Nevertheless, as circumstances presently appear, I feel substantially greater size is more likely to harm future results than to help them. This might not be true for my own personal results, but it is likely to be true for your results.