Bernard M. Baruch

American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant

Lived from: 1870-1965

Category: Economists and businessmen | Politics

Quotes: Bernard M. Baruch

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    During my eighty-seven years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
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    A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
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    A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
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    Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
    Source: On his 85th birthday. UPI News Report, August 20, 1955
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    Although the shooting war is over, we are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer.
    Source: Speech before the Senates Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program
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    Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
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    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
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    Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
    Source: Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (14 June 1946)
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    Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
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    Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.
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    Even when we know what is right, too often we fail to act. More often we grab greedily for the day, letting tomorrow bring what it will, putting off the unpleasant and unpopular.
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    Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
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    Gold has worked down from Alexander's time... When something holds good for two thousand years I do not believe it can be so because of prejudice or mistaken theory.
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    I am interested in physical medicine because my father was. I am interested in medical research because I believe in it. I am interested in arthritis because I have it.
    Source: New York Post (1 May 1959)
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    I am quite sure that in the hereafter she will take me by the hand and lead me to my proper seat.
    Source: News summaries (29 August 1955)
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