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Bernard Baruch
August 19, 1870 - June 20, 1965
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

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.


You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.


We can't cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.


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.


If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.


There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.


We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.


If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.


If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.


Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.


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.


The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.


Unless each man produces more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him than all the others.


Never follow the crowd.


Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.


The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.


You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache.


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.


Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.


Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.


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