Bernard Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch

Bernard
Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch
1870
1965

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

Author Quotes

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.

Bears don't live on Park Avenue.

I never lost money by turning a profit.

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

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 duty. We are now facing a problem more of ethics than physics.

We are in the midst of a cold war*which is getting warmer. *The term 'cold war' was originated by Baruch in 1947.

Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation. . . . Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.

I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years.

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

So efficient are the available instruments of slavery; fingerprints, lie detectors, brain washings, gas chambers; that we shiver at the thought of political change which might put these instruments in the hands of men of hate.

We are living in a highly organized state of socialism. The state is all; the individual is of importance only as he contributes to the welfare of the state. His property is only his as the state does not need it. He must hold his life and his possessions at the call of the state.

Chance sometimes opens the door, but luck belongs to the good players.

I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice, even as so many of you have. Instead of allowing these thing to embitter me, I took them as spurs to more strenuous effort. .

My fellow citizens of the world, we are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead.... Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work our salvation.... We must elect World Peace or World Destruction.

Society can progress if men's labors show a profit - if they yield more than is put in. To produce at a loss must leave less for all to share.

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

Creativity: 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.

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Never answer a critic, unless he's right.

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.

We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.

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First Name
Bernard
Last Name
Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch
Birth Date
1870
Death Date
1965
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American Businessman, Statesman, Advisor to U.S. Presidents