Quotes by Bernard Baruch

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.
– Bernard Baruch
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
– Bernard Baruch
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.
– Bernard Baruch
Always do one thing less than you think you can do.
– Bernard Baruch
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.
– Bernard Baruch
Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.
– Bernard Baruch
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
– Bernard Baruch
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.
– Bernard Baruch
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
– Bernard Baruch
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.
– Bernard Baruch
I am interested in physical medicine because my father was. I am interested in medical research because I believe in it. I am interested in arthritis because I have it.
– Bernard Baruch
I am quite sure that in the hereafter she will take me by the hand and lead me to my proper seat.
– Bernard Baruch
I made my money by selling too soon.
– Bernard Baruch
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.
– Bernard Baruch
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
– Bernard Baruch
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.
– Bernard Baruch
If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
– Bernard Baruch
Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
– Bernard Baruch
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
– Bernard Baruch
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
– Bernard Baruch