What is your idea of perfect happiness?
"To help another human being know more."
Who is your hero?
Maimonides. All the philosophy and writing he did was after working 12 hours a day as a physician.
"I can't imagine any experience in worse than losing a child inch by inch." In 1955 Teddy Munger passed away from leukemia.
What do you think of this questionnaire?
"Don't neglect your businessto think great thoughts about Proust."
"Avoiding diversification, if you are among the top 3% of investors."
What do you think causes the most problems in investing?
"The 40% of investors who falsely believe they are in the top 3% of investors."
"Ben Franklin. He was financially independent by his 40s from business, which enabled him to be a scientist, author, diplomat and the first person to call himself an American."
What is the principal aspect of your personality:
"Working for myself creating a new business, despite the success I have had as an investor."
What is you most miserable investing experience?
"Shorting a fraud and then watching the stock going up 3X while the crooks are partying."
"Saying exactly what I believe, without taking the feelings of other people into account. That aspect of my personality is not a good model for other people."
Where would you like to die?
"In a place I know well, so I can avoid going there."