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 disabled or unemployed.

-Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett

I spend twelve hours a week - a little over 10% of my waking hours - playing the game. Now I am trying to figure out how to get by on less sleep in order to fit in a few more hands.

Warren Buffett
First come the innovators, then come the imitators, then come the idiots.
Warren Buffett

If you don't know the Jewelry, know the Jeweller

Warren Buffett
We really can say no in 10 seconds or so to 90%+ of all the things that come along simply because we have these filters.
Warren Buffett

Two rules: 1. Preserve the principal 2. When in doubt, see Rule #1.

Warren Buffett
It's us fun being a gorse when the tractor comes along, or the blacksmith when the car comes along.
Warren Buffett

... but the important thing is that when you do find one where you really do know what you are doing, you must buy in quantity.... Charlie and I have made a dozen or so very big decisions relative to net worth, although not as big as they should have been. And in each of those, we've known that we were almost certain to be right going in.

Warren Buffett
Our approach is very much profiting from lack of change rather than from change
Warren Buffett

In the financial markets I find it easy to predict what will happen and very difficult to predict when it will happen. I think that things were clear during the bubble as to what would happen eventually.

Warren Buffett
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.