Bernard Baruch

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  • ''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.''
    Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), U.S. financier. Quoted in his obituary, New York Times (June 21, 1965).
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  • ''Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war.''
    Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), U.S. financier. Speech, April 16, 1947, South Carolina Legislature, Columbia. Quoted in New York Times (April 17, 1947). A year later Baruch told the Senate War Investigating Committee, "We are in the midst of a cold war which is getting warmer." Baruch claimed the expression had been suggested to him by his speechwriter (and former editor of the New York World), Herbert Bayard Swope.
  • ''To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.''
    Bernard Baruch (1870-1965), U.S. financier. quoted in Observer (London, Aug. 21, 1955).

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