Quotes by Bernard M. Baruch

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Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 18, 1870 – June 20, 1965) was a Jewish-American financier, stock market speculator, statesman, and presidential advisor. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising Democratic ...

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Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all.
Never follow the crowd.
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
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.
Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people.
The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.
Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
There are no such things as incurable s. There are only things for which man has not found a cure.
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.
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.
In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
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.