Bernard Baruch
Quotations


To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.

America has never forgotten—and never will forget—the nobler things that brought her into being and that light her path—the path that was entered upon only one hundred and fifty years ago. How young she is! It will be centuries before she will adopt that maturity of custom—the clothing of the grave—that some people believe she is already fitted for.

Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation. Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.

Peace is never long preserved by weight of metal or by an armament race. Peace can be made tranquil and secure only by understanding and agreement fortified by sanctions. We must embrace international cooperation or international disintegration. Science has taught us how to put the atom to work. But to make it work for good instead of for evil lies in the domain dealing with the principles of human dignity. We are now facing a problem more of ethics than of physics.

Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success. The peace of the world is the hope and the goal of our political system; it is the despair and defeat of those who stand against us.

Although the shooting war is over, we are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer.

Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.

There are no such things as incurable; there are only things for which man has not found a cure.

I am quite sure that in the hereafter she will take me by the hand and lead me to my proper seat.

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.

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.

A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren’t still there, he’s no longer a political leader.

I'm not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.

Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead

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