Experience

Bernard Baruch was an American businessman and politician, and an advisor to Democratic presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters.
He was born on 19 August 1870 and on his 85th birthday, in 1955, he stated:
“To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”

Speaking about intelligence:
“I’m not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why”,

… and about the elections:
“Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.”

In his address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, after the end of World War II he stated:
“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. “

Bernard Baruch fu un imprenditore e politico americano, e consigliere dei presidenti democratici Woodrow Wilson e Franklin D. Roosevelt su questioni economiche.
Nacque il 19 agosto 1870 e nel giorno del suo 85° compleanno, nel 1955, dichiarò:
“Per me, la vecchiaia è sempre quindici anni in più di quelli che ho io.”

Parlando di intelligenza:
Non sono intelligente. provo ad osservare. Milioni di persone hanno visto la mela cadere, ma Newton è stato colui che ha chiesto perché.”

… e di elezioni:
“Votate quel candidato che vi promette di meno perché è quello che vi deluderà di meno.”

Nel suo scritto alla Commissione per l’energia atomica delle Nazioni Unite, dopo la fine della seconda guerra mondiale dichiarò:
La pace non potrà essere a lungo conservata dal “peso di metallo” o da una corsa agli armamenti. La pace può essere assicurata solo con la comprensione e accordi fortificati da sanzioni. Dobbiamo abbracciare la cooperazione internazionale o sarà la disintegrazione globale”.

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85 thoughts on “Experience

      1. Luisa dear, you never fail to amaze me. Wow. What an interesting article on Bernard Baruch! All the quotes are equally fabulous. 👌👌👌👌👏👏♥️♥️♥️. Thank you so much for sharing this precious wealth of information.

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    1. As do I! I didn’t know all those quotes, so thank you for introducing me to them! One of my favorite quotes attributed to him is “Be who you are, and say what you feel because those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.”

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  1. Madame Luisa ! Today again you have chosen about two interesting Persons’ Economic Advisor called Bernard Baruch , an American Businessman and Politician . Before we discuss about all the quotes of Baruch , we must know a little about Woodrow Williams , who was the Professor of Comparative Politics , perhaps in the Princeton University , America and when he became President of the US during the first World War , he had a little or no knowledge of the International Politics as such . Secondly , he was considered as the creator of an academic discipline called ‘Public Administration’. Likewise , Franklin D. Roosevelt was the American President who took America out of the Great Depression through his policy called ‘New Deal’ and he was the only American President who was elected as the American President four times . Now , under these background of the two Democrat Presidents that Baruch’s all the quotes should be understood . He was right when he said that ‘ Vote for the man who promises least ; he’ll be the least disappointing .’ And it is true even today. Those who speak more , do a little . And it was perfectly true with the two American Presidents who promised less but did a lot . Thanks!

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    1. I thank you with all my heart for the valuable information you provided about those two American presidents-
      As for that quote, I can only agree, especially now that in Italy we are in the middle of the electoral period and the candidates, all of them, make appetizing promises, but they never explain how they will achieve the vaunted results.

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      1. In order not to cry, I’ll quote you one of Murphy’s laws and its corollary:
        “If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.”
        Corollary: “If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.”

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  2. Riuscire a diventare vecchi è una cosa meravigliosa e ben lo sa chi purtroppo non c’è riuscito per cui ci dà qualche consiglio (Dedicata ad un mio amico)

    STAI CALMO E VAI AVANTI
    ( Keep Calm and Carry on )

    Ora che Marco se n’è andato c’è

    assai più di prima . . . Eccolo là

    col suo bonario sorriso che

    a tutti noi, arrabbiati, fa:

    Lo“ Ricordati di me, e non perché

    Pio io sia, ma in quanto ci sta

    un limite a tutto, e specialmente

    a quelle che chiamiamo incazzature,

    o malumori, che sol chi è demente

    considerare può grandi congiure

    contro di sè, e no un incidente

    che cápita per caso. Le iatture

    altra cosa sono — ed io lo so,

    e pure tu lo sai — se pensassi

    tu veramente, che più non ci sto,

    che non consumerò più i miei passi

    accanto a te, che non ti parlerò

    mai più, mai più, e che sol quattro sassi

    mi fanno compagnia. Quindi no. . .

    ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ (1), amici!

    Voi che potete ancor siate felici,

    godetevi e cielo e sole e stelle,

    — ah, se ci sono in vita cose belle! —

    l’amore di chi ama voi più

    del cielo, sole e stelle di cui su,

    e sempre, sempre, ringraziate Iddio,

    di avere quello che ho perso io,

    in pagamento di non so qual fio.

    (Cassandro )

    (1) Keep Calm and Carry On (in italiano”Mantenete la calma e andate avanti”) fu uno slogan prodotto dal governo britannico nel 1939 agli albori della seconda guerra mondiale, con lo scopo di invogliare la popolazione a mantenere l’ottimismo e non farsi prendere dal panico in caso di invasione nemica.

    Settembre 2019

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  3. When Baruch was head of the War Industries Board during WWI he wanted “to establish a little school….to preserve
    experience and keep in touch with industry.” That school became the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), which is part of the National Defense University and is now called the Eisenhower School. I love the quotes that you have selected.

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