Bernard Baruch


1870 – 1965


Who was Bernard Baruch?

Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters and became a philanthropist.

Famous Quotes:

  • There are no such things as incurable s. There are only things for which man has not found a cure.
  • Never follow the crowd.
  • Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
  • Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
  • Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
  • Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done, except by liars.
  • If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.
  • The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
  • 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.
  • Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.


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Aug 19, 1870
Also known as
  • Барух, Бернард
  • Sephardic law and customs
  • Jewish people
  • United States of America
  • City College of New York
Jun 20, 1965
New York City
Resting place
Flushing Cemetery

on July 23, 2013