"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Warren Buffett on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Warren Buffett on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Warren Buffett on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Warren Buffett on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Warren Buffett on Thomas Jefferson
"Our favorite holding period is forever."
"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield."
"The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective."
"Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business."
"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact."