Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

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Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild (31 October 191020 March 1990) was a British biologist.


  • "… I am not, and never have been, a Soviet agent."
    • Letter to newspapers (1986)
  • "Sacrifice money, not principles."
    • Seen attributed to Lord Victor on a meme on Facebook

Needs verification, however, so far, it's the only other quote found so far, besides his refutation of allegations as shown above this.


  • The time to buy is when there's blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own.
    • A statement sometimes attributed to him, and also, more plausibly, to the first Baron Rothschild (as one of 1871); as quoted in Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favour (2016) by Spencer Jakab, p. 221
    • Variants:
    • When there's blood in the streets it's time to buy.

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