Whenever I hear Warren Buffett speaks or read his annual letters to the shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway, there are always words of wisdom to be found. After all, he is the Oracle of Omaha, one of the most successful businessmen of the 20th century, and consistently rated as one of the wealthiest people in the world.
Warren Buffett has continually shared bits and pieces of his investment philosophy through a lifetime of memorable quotes where he uses simple, jargon-free language when referring to business and investments. There's much to learn from the quotes and quips by the legendary billionaire investor, which have exerted great influence over my own investment strategies as well. In this blog post, I have compiled 20 of the best insightful quotes from Warren Buffett.
A grateful person is a happy person. Many spiritual traditions maintain this. Even science backs the claim that gratitude makes people happier. It was found in scientific researches that grateful people experience lower levels of depression and stress. They also demonstrate higher levels of life satisfaction, positive emotions, optimism and vitality.
Let me share with you a story of a blind girl…
Does God really exist? This is a question that everyone should ask as the existence of God has enormous implications on our lives and destinies. If God does not exist, not only would our lives become meaningless, we would also ultimately end in death. In such a scenario, it doesn't matter anymore how we live our lives; there would be no hope for deliverance from evil, aging, disease and ultimately, death. However, if God does exist, life will have a whole new meaning because there will be hope and redemption. We would then be able to know God and His love for us in a personal way. God's existence will thus make a tremendous life-changing difference for us!
The following story, one of the best that I've read, explains the existence of God...
In seminars that I conducted in the past, I would sometimes ask my participants: “What attitude have you brought here today?” Very often, I received puzzled looks from my seminar participants. Not surprising though, because most people don’t have a high level of attitude awareness. I'm indeed inspired by Nick Vujicic when I read about his story. His positive attitude towards life has touched me and transformed my perspective on attitude.
Success is something most people strive for. Most of us aspire to live a happy, wealthy and successful life, don’t we? Many people want to experience success in their life, but it’s easier said than done. With so many distractions surrounding all of us, it can be extremely challenging to remain focus on pursuing our dreams and desires. The truth is that very few in the world would actually achieve true success in their life. However, there are time-tested actions and attitudes that people follow to achieve success.
Imagine a bank account where $86,400 is automatically credited to the account holder each morning at 12.01am. However, the account carries over no balance and any amount left unused will be removed at exactly 12 midnight every day. What would you do if you own this bank account? You’ll withdraw every cent in the account every day before midnight without fail, wouldn’t you?
Everyone experiences fear. At times, getting rid of fear can seem like an impossibility to many people. The story of David and Goliath in the Bible (1 Samuel 17) always come to mind when I’m confronted with fear and other troubles which seemed too big for me to overcome. A brief summary of the story of David and Goliath…
Kelvin is a millionaire investor and landlord. He is financially free by 39 with his assets generating multiple streams of income to sustain his desired lifestyle. Kelvin owns a multi-million dollar property portfolio in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Dean's List) degree and a Business Management diploma. Read more.
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