Quotations by Baruch, Bernard


We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat.

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
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Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
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In Alfred Montapert (ed.), Distilled Wisdom (1964).
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Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
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When asked by Igor Cassini, society columnist for the New York Journal American, how he handled the seating arrangements at all his dinner parties, Baruch responded, "I never bother about that. Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter."

Quoted in Bennett Cerf, Shake Well Before Using: A New Collection of Impressions and Anecdotes Mostly Humorous (1948).

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No man can humiliate me or disturb me. I won’t let him.

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
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Quoted in Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948). When asked by Carnegie if he was troubled by his enemies' attacks.
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The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
Baruch, The Public Years (1960)

Full text.

In A Philosophy for Our Time (1954), Baruch wrote, "The only freedom man can ever have is the freedom to discipline himself."

Variant: "The greatest freedom man has is the freedom to discipline himself."

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

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
In The Observer [London] (21 Aug 1955)

Regarding his 85th birthday.
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