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“So if the entire country became securities analysts, memorized Benjamin Graham’s Intelligent Investor and regularly attended Warren Buffett’s shareholder meetings, most people would, nevertheless, find themselves irresistibly drawn to hot initial public offerings, momentum strategies and investment fads… People would, in short, still be attracted to short-term, get rich quick schemes.
-- Seth Klarman

"Don’t overstress diversification."
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the don'ts for investors"

"Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business"
-- Warren Buffett



The number one idea is to view a stock as an ownership of the business and to judge the staying quality of the business in terms of its competitive advantage. Look for more value in terms of discounted future cash-flow than you are paying for. Move only when you have an advantage.

It’s not given to human beings to have such talent that they can just know everything about everything all the time. But it is given to human beings who work hard at it - who look and sift the world for a mispriced bet - that they can occasionally find one.
-- Charlie Munger

If you understand the business, you don't need to own very many of them. If you have a harem of 40 women, you never get to know any of them very well.
-- Warren Buffett

“Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful”.
-- Warren Buffett

One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
-- Napoleon Hill

"You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out."
Berkshire Hathaway 2001 Chairman's Letter
-- Warren Buffett

"If you're an investor, you're looking on what the asset is going to do, if you're a speculator, you're commonly focusing on what the price of the object is going to do, and that's not our game."
- 1997 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
-- Warren Buffett

That's the ultimate test of how you have lived your life. The trouble with love is that you can't buy it. You can buy sex. You can buy testimonial dinners. You can buy pamphlets that say how wonderful you are. But the only way to get love is to be lovable. It's very irritating if you have a lot of money. You'd like to think you could write a check: I'll buy a million dollars' worth of love. But it doesn't work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.
-- Warren Buffett

Many equity investors feel compelled to remain 100% invested in equities at all times. Bond investors are often similarly constrained. We strongly believe that this mentality leads to pursuit of relative rather than absolute investment returns, a direction we certainly want to avoid…A smaller pool of funds seeking to avoid meaningful declines in market value at every point in time and seeking more aggressive return objectives cannot afford to be fully invested in the absence of attractive opportunities.
-- Seth Klarman

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
-- Bertrand Russel

"The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything--you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you're a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, 'Swing, you bum!'"
- 1999 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
-- Warren Buffett

The primary test of managerial economic performance is the achievement of a high earnings rate on equity capital employed (without undue leverage, accounting gimmickry, etc.) and not the achievement of consistent gains in earnings per share.
-- Warren Buffett

Our future rates of gain will fall far short of those achieved in the past. Berkshire's capital base is now simply too large to allow us to earn truly outsized returns. If you believe otherwise, you should consider a career in sales but avoid one in mathematics (bearing in mind that there are really only three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can't).
- 1998 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they're doing."
-- Warren Buffett

"When returns on capital are ordinary, an earn-more-by-putting-up-more record is no great managerial achievement. You can get the same result personally while operating from your rocking chair. just quadruple the capital you commit to a savings account and you will quadruple your earnings. You would hardly expect hosannas for that particular accomplishment. Yet, retirement announcements regularly sing the praises of CEOs who have, say, quadrupled earnings of their widget company during their reign - with no one examining whether this gain was attributable simply to many years of retained earnings and the workings of compound interest."
- 1985 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"If you're in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent."
"Buffett blasts system that lets him pay less tax than secretary",
Times Online, 28 June, 2007.