Talk:Bernard Baruch

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  • A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
  • Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It 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 about his facts.
  • I made my money by selling too soon.
  • I never lost money by turning a profit.
  • 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.
  • The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.
  • We can't cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
  • We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.
  • Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it.
  • I am a speculator. The word comes from the Latin speculari, which means "observe." I observe.
  • "Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking."
  • "Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought."
  • "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."
  • "One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed."
  • "When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell."
  • "Never follow the crowd."
  • "Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock."
  • "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 the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace."