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

Confidence is key. You're not going to put your money - you're not going to leave your money with me unless you're confident I'm going to give it back to you.

Warren Buffett
I'll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It cost a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It's addictive. And there's a fantastic brand loyalty.
Warren Buffett

When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.

Warren Buffett
Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.
Warren Buffett

We also believe candour benefits us as managers. The CEO who misleads often in public eventually misleads himself in private.

Warren Buffett
Time is your friend, impulse is your enemy. Take advantage of compound interest and don't be captivated by the siren song of the market.
Warren Buffett

It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes.

Warren Buffett
I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that ...I'm paying $32 billion today for the Coca Cola Company because... If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't buy it. If you can answer that question, and you do it a few times, you'll make a lot of money.
Warren Buffett

It is better to point out your own mistakes than have somebody else do it.

Warren Buffett
I learned to go into business only with people whom I like, trust, and admire.