Golden Rules: Words of Wisdom from Warren Buffet


There’s no name more synonymous with wealth than “Warren Buffett”– a fact due, at least in part, to his title as the most successful investor in the world.

As the chairman, CEO, and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest and most influential people. In fact, Buffett has been so successful that he is often referred to as the “Wizard of Omaha”, the “Oracle of Omaha,” or the “Sage of Omaha”– titles difficult to scoff at, considering his net worth is about $62 billion.

Clearly, Warren Buffett has reached a level of success that most of us will only dream of– but that won’t stop us from hustling every day to get there. Treat the following quotes as a glimpse into the mind of a financial genius: study them, learn them, and apply them towards your own expansion and success.


  1. “Honesty is a very expensive gift, Don’t expect it from cheap people.” — Warren Buffett

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

  3. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” — Warren Buffett

  4. “Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1.” — Warren Buffett

  5. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” — Warren Buffett

  6. “People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most.” — Warren Buffett

  7. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful” — Warren BuffettThe Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

  8. “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble” — Warren Buffett

  9. Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. — Warren Buffett

  10. “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” — Warren Buffett

  11. “Intensity is the price of excellence.” — Warren Buffett

  12. “Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.”  — Warren Buffett

    Which Warren Buffett quote is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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