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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1262
AUTHOR: Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870–1965)
QUOTATION: Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to BERNARD M. BARUCH.Distilled Wisdom, ed. Alfred A. Montapert, p. 145 (1964). Unverified.

Baruch placed such great importance on getting the facts, “free from tips, inside dope or wishful thinking,” that President Wilson took to calling him “Dr. Facts.”—Baruch, vol. 1 (My Own Story), p. 131 (1957).
SUBJECTS: Opinions