Howard Warren Buffett Quotes


We have a terrific economy it's like a great athlete that's had a cardiac arrest.

I was pulled out of Omaha when I was younger because my father started to work when he was done serving as county commissioner at Archer Daniels Midland.

The ingredients that made this country you know the miracle of the world - I mean we had a seven for one improvement in the average American standard of living in the 20th century.

Soil is a living ecosystem and is a farmer's most precious asset. A farmer's productive capacity is directly related to the health of his or her soil.

The U.S. Treasury has got borrowing costs like nobody else has. They can borrow basically unlimited amounts. They can stay there for years and years. These assets will be worth more money over time.

Any time I can be of help to the government in terms of giving advice -I've given a little advice actually.

The commercial paper market when that dries up you know that's just like sucking the blood out of the economic body of the United States.

When the Federal government buys the mortgages they're not spending it they're investing it.

People love leverage when it's working. I mean it's so easy to borrow money from a guy at X and put it out at X.

Beware of geeks you know bearing formulas.

Capitalism is not a perfect system. It may be better than all the other systems but it's not a perfect system.

The good thing is we have household formation in this country. We have a country where I don't know whether it's a million households a year or more but good form.

If I'm home I'll be happy. And if I'm around family and if I'm working on projects with friends I don't know what else I'd want to be doing.

You want to be greedy when others are fearful.

I want our pie to grow all the people but if some other guy's pie is growing a little faster that's terrific.

There are more living organisms in a tablespoon of highly organic soil than there are people on the planet.

I think it's terrible for people in effect to say that income from investment should be taxed at a much lower rate than income from labor.