at stocks as parts of business. Ask yourself, 'How would I feel if
the Stock Exchange was closing tomorrow for the next three years?'
If I am
owning the stock under that circumstance, I am happy
with the business. That frame of mind is important to
"The market is there to serve you and not to instruct you.
It is not telling you whether you are right or wrong. The business
results will determine that."
"You can't precisely know what a stock is worth, so leave yourself a
margin of safety. Only go into things where you could be wrong to
some extent and come out OK."
"Borrowed money is the most common way that smart guys go broke."
"The stock doesn't know you own it. You
have feelings about it, but it has no feelings about you. The stock
doesn't know what you paid. People
shouldn't get emotionally involved with their stocks."