Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870 – June 20, 1965) 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.
Bernard Baruch was born in Camden, South Carolina on August 19, 1870 to Belle and Simon Baruch, a physician. He was the second of four sons, including brothers Herman B. Baruch, Sailing W. Baruch, and Hartwig N. Baruch.
In 1881 the family moved from Camden to New York City, where Bernard and his brothers attended local schools. He studied at and graduated from the City College of New York.
1. EVERY MAN HAS A RIGHT TO HIS OWN OPINION, BUT NO MAN HAS A RIGHT TO BE WRONG IN HIS FACTS
2. THE ART OF LIVING LIES LESS IN ELIMINATING OUR TROUBLES THAN IN GROWING WITH THEM.
3. TO ME OLD AGE IS ALWAYS FIFTEEN YEARS OLDER THAN I AM.
4. TWO THINGS ARE BAD FOR THE HEART—RUNNING UP STAIRS AND RUNNING DOWN PEOPLE.
5. IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A HAMMER, EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE A NAIL.
6. NEVER FOLLOW THE CROWD.
7. MOST OF THE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE I’VE KNOWN ARE THE ONES WHO DO MORE LISTENING THAN TALKING.
8. VOTE FOR THE MAN WHO PROMISES LEAST; HE’LL BE THE LEAST DISAPPOINTING.
9. MILLIONS SAW THE APPLE FALL, NEWTON WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO ASKED WHY?
10. BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL,
BECAUSE THOSE WHO MIND DON’T MATTER,
AND THOSE WHO MATTER DON’T MIND.
11. THOSE WHO MIND DON’T MATTER, AND THOSE WHO MATTER DON’T MIND.