Bernard Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch

Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch

American Businessman, Statesman, Advisor to U.S. Presidents

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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.

In America, if you put your mind to it you can have anything you want. You just can't have everything you want.

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.

You 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 the form of government.

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

I get the facts, I study them patiently, I apply imagination.

In trading/ investing it's not about how much you make, but how much you don't lose.

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.

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

America has never forgotten - and never will forget - the nobler things that brought her into being and that light her path - the path that was entered upon only one hundred and fifty years ago ... How young she is! It will be centuries before she will adopt that maturity of custom - the clothing of the grave - that some people believe she is already fitted for.

I have known men who could see through the motivations of others with the skill of a clairvoyant; only to prove blind to their own mistakes. I have been one of those men.

Increased wages, higher pensions, more unemployment insurance, all are of no avail if the purchasing power of money falls faster.

Only liars manage to always be out during bad times and in during good times.

To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold.

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.

I have learned the truth of the observation that the more one approaches great men the more one finds that they are men.

Let us not be deceived - we are today in the midst of a cold war. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success. The peace of the world is the hope and the goal of our political system; it is the despair and defeat of those who stand against us.

Peace is never long preserved by weight of metal or by an armament race. Peace can be made tranquil and secure only by understanding and agreement fortified by sanctions. We must embrace international cooperation or international disintegration. Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human dignity. We are now facing a problem more of ethics than of physics.

Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

I made my money by selling too soon.

Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.

Pliability: Consider and reconsider the facts and your opinions. Stubbornness as to opinions ? ?Cockiness? ? Must be entirely eliminated.

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

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American Businessman, Statesman, Advisor to U.S. Presidents