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Warren Buffett

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So it goes.
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I've never seen a system as good as Coke has now.
WARREN BUFFETT
These costs are now being incurred in amounts that will cause shareholders to earn far less than the...
WARREN BUFFETT
Over the years, our current businesses, in aggregate, should deliver modest growth in operating earn...
WARREN BUFFETT
Putting $1,000 in the pockets of 310,000 families with urgent needs is going to provide far more sti...
WARREN BUFFETT
I personally think it would be better if the NYSE remained as a neutral, not-for-big-profit institut...
WARREN BUFFETT
I'd be a bum on the street with a tin cup if the markets were always efficient.
WARREN BUFFETT
Only when you combine sound intellect with emotional discipline, you get rational behavior.
WARREN BUFFETT
I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our business...
WARREN BUFFETT
I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative ...
WARREN BUFFETT
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing
WARREN BUFFETT
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.
WARREN BUFFETT
I was pulled out of Omaha when I was younger because my father started to work, when he was done ser...
HOWARD WARREN BUFFETT
There are more living organisms in a tablespoon of highly organic soil than there are people on the ...
HOWARD WARREN BUFFETT
Soil is a living ecosystem, and is a farmer's most precious asset. A farmer's productive cap...
HOWARD WARREN BUFFETT
When I was 5, my father was very much my hero. And he ran for political office in a very thankless c...
HOWARD WARREN BUFFETT
If someone wants a piece of you, never let them pay. What you do not give to them time takes anyway.
JIMMY BUFFETT
If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane.
JIMMY BUFFETT
Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
JIMMY BUFFETT
These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don't have big old Gothic cathedrals like...
JIMMY BUFFETT
Hoot,
JIMMY BUFFETT
Truth is stranger than fishin.
JIMMY BUFFETT
The message of this movie is not only that our kids are smarter than adults, but it's our world that...
JIMMY BUFFETT
People who think too much before they act don't act too much.
JIMMY BUFFETT
The weather is here, wish you were beautiful.
JIMMY BUFFETT
Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as oppos...
JIMMY BUFFETT
I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has...
JIMMY BUFFETT
Where's the church, who took the steeple, Religion's in the hands of some crazy ass people, Televisi...
JIMMY BUFFETT
I know a girl made of memories and phrases, lives her whole life in chapters and phases...
JIMMY BUFFETT