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Experience tends to confirm a long-held notion that being prepared, on a few occasions in a lifetime, to act promptly in scale, in doing some simple and logical thing, will often dramatically improve the financial results of that lifetime. A few major opportunities, clearly recognizable as such, will usually come to one who continuously searches and waits, with a curious mind that loves diagnosis involving multiple variables. And then all that is required is a willingness to bet heavily when the odds are extremely favorable, using resources available as a result of prudence and patience in the past.
-- Charlie Munger

Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experiences upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage.
-- Napoleon Hill

"I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits". When I met him, I was impressed by the man and his ideas. A thorough understanding of a business, by using Phil's techniques … enables one to make intelligent investment commitments."
--Warren Buffett



"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing."
-- Warren Buffett

“I saw the crisis coming, and I spoke publicly about it,” he said. “I took a haircut, but I should have taken a much bigger haircut so that instead of being down 20%, I could have been down 5%.”
-- Jean-Marie Eveillard

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

Acknowledging what you don't know is the dawning of wisdom.
-- Charlie Munger

Very many people spend money in ways quite different from those that their natural tastes would enjoin, merely because the respect of their neighbors depends upon their possession of a good car and their ability to give good dinners. As a matter of fact, any man who can obviously afford a car but genuinely prefers travels or a good library will in the end be much more respected than if he behaved exactly like everyone else.
-- Bertrand Russel

The truly great man is he who would master no one, and who would be mastered by none.
-- Kahlil Gibran

What we really want to do is buy businesses that we would be happy to own forever.
-- Warren Buffett

"[The perfect amount of money to leave children is] enough money so that they would feel they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing."
Richard I. Kirkland Jr., "Should You Leave It All to the Children?",
Fortune, 29 September 1986.

You want to learn from experience, but you want to learn from other people's experience when you can.
-- Warren Buffett

What you're looking for is some way to get one good idea a year, and then ride it to its full potential. And that's very hard to do in an environment where people are shouting prices back and forth every five minutes.
-- Warren Buffett

"The line separating investment and speculation, which is never brightand clear, becomes blurred still further when most market participantshave recently enjoyed triumphs. Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball. They know that overstaying the festivities -- that is, continuing to speculate in companies that have gigantic valuations relative to the cash they are likely to generate in the future -- will eventually bring on pumpkins and mice. But they nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party. Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There's a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands."
- Berkshire Hathaway 2000 Chairman's Letter
-- Warren Buffett

General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. The faculties of the great universities possess, in the aggregate, practically every form of general knowledge known to civilization. Most of the professors have but little money. They specialize on teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize on the organization, or the use of knowledge.
-- Napoleon Hill

And the wise ones bet heavily when the world offers them that opportunity. They bet big when they have the odds. And the rest of the time they don't. It's just that simple.
-- Charlie Munger

"Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn’t do any good to look at the cards."
-- Warren Buffett on the efficient market hypothesis

“You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”
-- Warren Buffett