65 Bernard Baruch Quotes On Success In Life

Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier and statesman. After amassing a fortune on the New York Stock Exchange, he impressed President Woodrow Wilson by managing the nation’s economic mobilization in World War I as chairman of the War Industries Board, He advised Wilson during the Paris Peace Conference. These Bernard Baruch quotes will motivate you.

Best Bernard Baruch Quotes

  1. “Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  2. “Information cannot serve as an effective substitute for thinking.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  3. “Whatever task you undertake, do it with all your heart and soul. Always be courteous, never be discouraged. Beware of him who promises something for nothing. Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures. Do not look for approval except the consciousness of doing your best.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  4. “You don’t have to blow out the other person’s light to let your own shine.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  5. “Now is always the hardest time to invest.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  6. “Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  7. “When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  8. “The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  9. “It is far more difficult… to know when to sell a stock than when to buy.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  10. “Become more humble as the market goes your way.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  11. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  12. “Don’t try to be a jack of all investments. Stick to the field you know best.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  13. “Never follow the crowd.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  14. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  15. “Get to know yourself. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Know also when you actually have thought through to the nature of the thing with which you are dealing and when you are not thinking at all… Knowing yourself and knowing the facts, you can judge whether you can change the situation so it is more to your liking. If you cannot–or if you do not know how to improve on things–then discipline yourself to the adjustments that will be necessary.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  16. “Buy straw hats in the wintertime. Summer will surely come.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  17. “Chance sometimes opens the door, but luck belongs to the good players.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  18. “I made my money by selling too soon.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  19. “In trading/ investing it’s not about how much you make, but how much you don’t lose” ~ Bernard Baruch
  20. “Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  21. “When the outlook is steeped in pessimism, I remind myself, “Two and two still make four, and you can’t keep humankind down for long.”” ~ Bernard Baruch
  22. “Recipe for success: Be polite, prepare yourself for whatever you are asked to do, keep yourself tidy, be cheerful, don’t be envious, be honest with yourself so you will be honest with others, be helpful, interest yourself in your job, don’t pity yourself, be quick to praise, be loyal to your friends, avoid prejudices, be independent, interest yourself in politics, and read the newspapers.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  23. “None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. … The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  24. “Be quick to praise people. People like to praise those who praise them.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  25. “Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  26. “Don’t try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can’t be done except by liars.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  27. “Colleges don’t teach economics properly. Unfortunately we learn little from the experience of the past. An economist must know, besides his subject, ethics, logic, philosophy, the humanities and sociology, in fact everything that is part of how we live and react to one another.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  28. “We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  29. “Always do one thing less than you think you can do.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  30. “All economic movements, by their very nature, are motivated by crowd psychology.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  31. “One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  32. “A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  33. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  34. “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  35. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  36. “No man can humiliate me or disturb me. I won’t let him.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  37. “Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  38. “I get the facts, I study them patiently, I apply imagination.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  39. “I’ll give you the bottom 10% and the top 10% of any move if I get to keep the middle 80%.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  40. “I have learned the truth of the observation that the more one approaches great men the more one finds that they are men.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  41. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  42. “When beggars and shoeshine boys, barbers and beauticians can tell you how to get rich it is time to remind yourself that there is no more dangerous illusion than the belief that one can get something for nothing.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  43. “Most of the successful people I know mostly listen, not talk.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  44. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  45. “Everyone is entitled to be wrong about their opinions, but no one has the right to be wrong about their facts.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  46. “Whatever men attempt, they seem driven to overdo. When hopes are soaring, I always repeat to myself that two and two still make four.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  47. “Learn to take losses quickly and cleanly. There is something about inside information which seems to paralyze a man’s reasoning powers. Beware of barbers, beauticians, waiters – or anyone – bringing gifts of ‘inside’ information or tips. Don’t try to be a jack of all investment. Stick to the field you know best.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  48. “Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  49. “I have known men who could see through the motivations of others with the skill of a clairvoyant; only to prove blind to their own mistakes. I have been one of those men.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  50. “Two things are bad for the heart – running up stairs and running down people.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  51. “Never answer a critic, unless he’s right.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  52. “Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.” ~ Bernard Baruch Quotes
  53. “The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  54. “Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  55. “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.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  56. “Our problem in money-making or government affairs is how to remain properly venturesome and experimental without making fools of ourselves.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  57. “The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  58. “Bears don’t live on Park Avenue.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  59. “If you have made a mistake cut your losses as quickly as possible.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  60. “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” ~ Bernard Baruch

  61. “Increased wages, higher pensions, more unemployment insurance, all are of no avail if the purchasing power of money falls faster.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  62. “If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament – disarmament follows peace.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  63. “I am interested in physical medicine because my father was. I am interested in medical research because I believe in it. I am interested in arthritis because I have it.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  64. “You can’t repeal human nature by an Act of Congress.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  65. “Only liars manage to always be out during bad times and in during good times.” ~ Bernard Baruch

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