Warren Buffett’s Advice to Safety and Health Professionals

Ten quotes from Warren Buffett for safety and health professionals. Which one is your favorite?

  1. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
  2. “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.”
  3. “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”
  4. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”
  5. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”
  6. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
  7. “Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1.”
  8. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
  9. “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.”
  10. “If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”

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