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

Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing so wide diversification is only required when investors are ignorant. You only have to do a very few things in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

Warren Buffett
I don't measure my life by the money I've made. Other people might, but certainly don't.
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
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

The Stock Market is designed to transfer money from the Active to the Patient.

Warren Buffett
Value is what you get.
Warren Buffett

I put heavy weight on certainty. It's not risky to buy securities at a fraction of what they're worth.

Warren Buffett
Bull markets and Bear markets can obscure mathematical laws, they cannot repeal them.
Warren Buffett

Occasionally, a man must rise above principles.

Warren Buffett
Intrinsic value can be defined simply: It is the discounted value of the cash that can be taken out of a business during its remaining life. The calculation of intrinsic value, though, is not so simple. As our definition suggests, intrinsic value is an estimate rather than a precise figure, and it is additionally an estimate that must be changed if interest rates move or forecasts of future cash flows are revised.