13 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of all time

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett holds a Korean traditional crown, which is a present from employees of TaeguTec, during a meeting with employees in 2007.
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Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. “The Oracle of Omaha” has an estimated net worth of nearly $77 billion, making him the fourth-richest person in the world.

From drinking Coke for breakfast to carrying around an old-school flip phone, Buffett has always done things his way.

On the occasion of his 87th birthday on August 30, we compiled a few of his best quotes to take you inside his head.


Always know who you’re dealing with.

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Pick the right crowd.

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Some things take time.

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Act with integrity.

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If you want to be successful, make reading a habit.

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Bad things aren’t obvious when times are good.

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Keep it simple.

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Go against the crowd.

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Success is not defined by a price tag or number.

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Be confident.

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Give to those less fortunate.

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Don’t forget business basics.

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You don’t have to be a genius to invest well.

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Kathleen Elkins contributed to this story.