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The 16 Best Things Warren Buffett Has Ever Said

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It's Warren Buffett's 83rd birthday, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate the billionaire CEO than to round up some of his greatest life advice. After all, he's not called the "Oracle of Omaha" for nothing.

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money; rule No. 2: Don't forget rule No. 1."

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"I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute."

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"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

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

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"Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful."

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"I've never swung at a ball while it's still in the pitcher's glove."

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"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked."

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"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3 percent of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.”

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"Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway."

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"It's better to hang out with people better than you."

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"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?"

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“If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy."

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"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield."

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"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians."

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"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

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And last but certainly not least...

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