Some of my favorites:
It has been helpful to me to have tens of thousands (of students) turned out of business schools taught that it didn’t do any good to think.
(Warren Buffett, Grant, 1991)
To invest successfully, you need not understand beta, efficient markets, modern portfolio theory, option pricing or emerging markets. You may, in fact, be better off knowing nothing of these.
(Warren Buffett, 1996 Letter to the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway)
Success in investing doesn’t correlate wtih IQ once you’re above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.
(Warren Buffett, BusinessWeek 1999)
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Source: Excess Returns, Vanhaverbeke