A Quote by Bernard Mannes Baruch on death, horses, learning, philosophy, and success

A man sentenced to death obtained a reprieve by assuring the king he would teach his majesty's horse to fly within the year - on the condition that if he didn't succeed, he would be put to death at the end of the year. "Within a year," the man explained later, "the king may die, or I may die, or the horse may die. Furthermore, in a year, who knows? Maybe the horse will learn to fly." My philosophy is like that man's. I take the long-range view.

Bernard Baruch (1870 - 1965)

Source: quoted by Leonard Lyons in New York Post.

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