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Bernard Baruch Quotes

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.

A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.

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.

Always do one thing less than you think you can do.

Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.

Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.

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.

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

I made my money by selling too soon.

I never lost money by turning a profit.

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 all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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

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

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.

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

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

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

Never follow the crowd.