"We can afford to lose money. We can afford to lose a lot of money. But we cannot afford to lose one shed of our reputation. Make sure everything you do can be reported on the front page of your local newspaper, written by an unfriendly but intelligent reporter."
- Warren Buffett's message to his CEOs
"I would no more take an investment banker's opinion on whether to do a deal than I would ask a barber whether I need a haircut."
- Warrent Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 1982 Annual Report