Moats Quotes

Moats Quotes by Warren Buffett, Bill Wyman, Jeff Gannon, Sun Tzu, George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, Edwin Percy Whipple and many others.

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In business, I look for economic castles protected by unbreachable ‘moats’.
Warren Buffett
I live in a house that was built in 1480. It has a moat around it. It is like a little baby castle.
Bill Wyman
George W. Bush’s position on illegal immigration is a perfect example of a political compromise. A true conservative would have built a border fence, dug a moat and stationed troops on the border long ago.
Jeff Gannon
If I wish to engage, then the enemy, for all his high ramparts and deep moat, cannot avoid engagement; I attack that which he is obliged to rescue.
Sun Tzu
To the question, What shall we do to be saved in this World? there is no other answer but this, Look to your Moat.
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax
Mirth is a Proteus, changing its shape and manner with the thousand diversities of individual character, from the most superfluous gayety to the deepest, moat earnest humor.
Edwin Percy Whipple
the wealthy … live in marble mausoleums surrounded by the suspicions and neuroses that have replaced the medieval moats which once isolated so-called aristocrats from reality.
Elsa Maxwell
Let the space under the first storey be dark, let the water
lap the stone posts, and vivid green slime glimmer
upon them; let a boat be kept there.
Denise Levertov
I want a big house with a moat and dragons and a fort to keep people out.
Victoria Beckham
In fact I’ve probably never seen such a wide moat.
Charlie Munger
She thought she’d put up with however many years of stonewalling for a good reason, and she’d just figured out that as far as Castle Hubby went, she hadn’t even crossed the moat yet.
Jim Shepard
I don’t buy into that whole concept of success that I have this mountain with this moat around it and then I get into my big car and drive to my destination and never see people. That’s not my concept of success.
Lauryn Hill
Along the wide curving moat surrounding the palace, rows of cherry trees announced the end of their seasonal beauty. Some of the trees were weeping: blossoms in white and palest pink, ponderous with decreptitude, eddying on the brown water, stirred by the paddling of ducks.
John Burnham Schwartz
She looked around. “Oh, I’ve just got to hug somebody! You!” And she hugged Puck, the little ghost horse. “And you.” She hugged Pook, and Peek, and even the nose of the moat monster. “But not you,” she decided, encountering the zombie.
Piers Anthony
You can have the most advanced and efflorescent of cultures. Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away. This is not ancient history. This is Germany 1933… Politics is the moat, the walls, beyond which lie the barbarians. Fail to keep them at bay, and everything burns.
Charles Krauthammer
How do you compete against a true fanatic? You can only try to build the best possible moat and continuously attempt to widen it.
Charlie Munger
No formula in finance tells you that the moat is 28 feet wide and 16 feet deep. That’s what drives the academics crazy. They can compute standard deviations and betas, but they can’t understand moats.
Warren Buffett
The minorities have been confined to the city by a moat of bigotry.
Shirley Chisholm
Kellogg’s and Campbell’s moats have also shrunk due to the increased buying power of supermarkets and companies like Wal-Mart. The muscle power of Wal-Mart and Costco has increased dramatically.
Charlie Munger
If you want to get to the castle, Groceries, you’ve got to swim the moat.
Elizabeth Gilbert