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Warren Buffett quotes that will transform you into a stock king

When one of the world’s richest men speaks, it’s worth listening. These Warren Buffett quotes will teach you how to thrive in life and business.

Widely regarded as the world’s best businessman, Warren Buffett has bossed the stock exchange for over half a decade.

Much of Buffett’s success is down to his refusal to follow the crowd. He often looks at what other investors are doing and does the complete opposite. However, he also approaches the market with safety in mind.

Ultimately, his approach is extremely successful, having earned him a vast $76.4 billion fortune. As a result, he is now the third richest person on the planet.

For any hopeful investors out there looking to gain some inspiration from the legendary investor, these Warren Buffett quotes will offer plenty of insight into the mogul’s mind.

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Warren Buffett quotes: Learn the business mogul’s wise ways

On living life

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

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”

“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”

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On following your dreams

“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

“Take the job that you would take if you didn’t need a job.”

“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.”

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On bossing the stock exchange

“No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

“Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.”

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On being a savvy spender

“If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.”

“Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.”

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.”

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The golden rule

“Rule number one: never lose money. Rule number two: never forget rule number one.”

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