Phil Fisher was just telling me the same thing that Charlie was telling me, which was that it’s very important to get into a business with fundamentally good economics, and one that you could ride with for decades, rather than one where you had to go from flower to flower every day. That philosophy has carried me along. Now, I’ve learned different ways of applying it over the years, but it’s the way I think about businesses now.

—Warren Buffett (2013)

Most folks are too busy with their jobs, their families, their hobbies and other interests to read even a small fraction of what they need to know to reach their financial goals. As a nation, we are largely financially illiterate.

— Alex Green “Investors should purchase stock like they purchase groceries – not like they purchase perfume.” – Benjamin Graham “You can’t pick cherries with your back to the tree.” – J.P. Morgan “Investment success accrues not so much to the brilliant as to the disciplined.” – William J. Bernstein