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Quotes of the Day for 19 August 2001 – Bernard Baruch

Bernard M. Baruch was born at Camden, South Carolina on this day in 1870. He made his millions on Wall Street as a broker and investor. He resisted regulation of the investment industry but became chairman of the War Industries Board during World War I and represented the US at the Versailles Peace Conference. He advised every US president from Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy, here are a few examples.

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The quotes:

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.

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.

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.

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
     - All today's quotes are from Bernard Baruch, 1870 - 1965


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