What Is the Best Warren Buffett Quote of All Time?

With the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this weekend, we pose a bunch of Foolish questions for leaders Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.

Jun 29, 2014 at 8:13AM

The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting is like Coachella for investors. But unlike the music festival's attendees, devotees of Berkshire come away from the event with more than just sunburn and hangovers. Investors look to mine philosophical nuggets from the holding company's guru-CEO, Warren Buffett, and his equally quote-worthy copilot, Vice Chairman Charlie Munger.

Given the chance to speak to Buffett and Munger directly, what might you ask them?

A short-term investor may focus his or her questions on why Berkshire Hathaway has trailed the market in four of the past five years.

But we Fools aren't short-term investors.

Yet we are curious about Buffett and Munger's insights on investing, whether they're about rock-solid Berkshire holdings like Coca-Cola or even if -- gasp -- the company might eventually invest in a tech stock. So we asked some colleagues what they hope to learn from Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting and what they would ask the conglomerate's chiefs were they given the chance to grab the mic:

What's your favorite Buffett quote?

Tell us what you'd ask Buffett and Co. in the comments and find links to all our Foolish questions below.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

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KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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