Bernard M. Baruch

American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant

Lived from: 1870-1965

Category: Economists and businessmen | Politics

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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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    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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    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 will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
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    If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.
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    If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
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    In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
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    Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
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    Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
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    Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
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    Never follow the crowd.
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    No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
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