16 Inspiring Quotes From Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett , business magnet, philanthropist and investor is one of the richest and most respected businessmen in the world. His dedication to frugality despite his immense wealth is inspiring as are his words of wisdom that he imparts to the world.

Here are 16 of his most famous quotes that help teach important life lessons in business and in our personal lives.

On Honesty

“Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.” ― Warren Buffett

“Never lie under any circumstances. “― Warren Buffett

On Reality

“You know … you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.” ― Warren Buffett

On Integrity

“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

“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”― Warren Buffett

On Investing

“Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.” ― Warren Buffett

On Planning

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree long ago. “― Warren Buffett

On Life

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

“If you’re in the luckiest 1 percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent. “― Warren Buffett

“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” ― Warren Buffett

On Business

“People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most.” ― Warren Buffett

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” ― Warren Buffett

Your premium brand had better be delivering something wonderful, or it’s not going to get the business.”― Warren Buffett


On Success

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” ― Warren Buffett

“Without passion, you don’t have energy. Without energy, you have nothing.”― Warren Buffett

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.”― Warren Buffett

I hope you enjoyed these life lessons and quotes from Warren Buffett. Do you have any favorite Warren Buffett quotes?


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