Bernard Baruch

economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)

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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.
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.
Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
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.
I made my money by selling too soon.
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Never follow the crowd.
Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
There are no such things as incurable s. There are only things for which man has not found a cure.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.

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