Link to video: Fortune's Q&A with Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett: There are all kinds of people who are doing wonderful things for the country, and they aren’t all intellectual giants…People do their best. That’s what really counts. And a concern for other people.
Pattie Sellers: So what’s more important than brains?
Warren Buffett: Well, I would say character. Brains you’re born with. You elect to have the kind of character you want….There are a lot of things you can’t do anything about. It is the things you can do something about and where you elect the right road that I give people real credit for.