P. T. Barnum (Businessperson)

#493475 P. T. Barnum

But however mysterious is nature, however ignorant the doctor, however imperfect the present state of physical science, the patronage and the success of quacks and quackeries are infinitely more wonderful than those of honest and laborious men of science and their careful experiments.Chapter XXVIII .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about success
#493476 P. T. Barnum

Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master.Ch. 3: Avoid Debt .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about money
#493477 P. T. Barnum

The plan of counting the chickens before they are hatched is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age.Ch. 10: Let hope predominate but be not too visionary .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about hope
#493478 P. T. Barnum

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.Ch. 17: Be polite and kind to your customers .

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#493479 P. T. Barnum

The best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.Ch. 18: Be charitable .

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#493480 P. T. Barnum

In fact, as a general thing, money-getters are the benefactors of our race.Ch. 20: Preserve your integrity .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about money
#493481 P. T. Barnum

The desire for wealth is nearly universal, and none can say it is not laudable, provided the possessor of it accepts its responsibilities, and uses it as a friend to humanity.Ch. 20: Preserve your integrity .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about humanity
#493482 P. T. Barnum

Theres a sucker born every minute.Commonly attributed to Barnum, there is much testimony of contemporaries that he never actually said this, and in P. T. Barnum Never Did Say Theres a Sucker Born Every Minute R. J. Brown asserts that it actually originated with a banker named David Hannum, in regard to one of Barnums hoaxes: a replica of the Cardiff Giant. .

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#493483 P. T. Barnum

Commonly attributed to Barnum, there is much testimony of contemporaries that he never actually said this, and in P. T. Barnum Never Did Say Theres a Sucker Born Every Minute R. J. Brown asserts that it actually originated with a banker named David Hannum, in regard to one of Barnums hoaxes: a replica of the Cardiff Giant. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about wit
#920062 P. T. Barnum

A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance. .

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#920063 P. T. Barnum

No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands his business, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about life
#920064 P. T. Barnum

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about truth
#920065 P. T. Barnum

The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about art
#920066 P. T. Barnum

Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about nature
#1056033 P. T. Barnum

There is no such thing in the world as luck. There never was a man who could go out in the morning and find a purse full of gold in the street to-day, and another to-morrow, and so on, day after day: He may do so once in his life; but so far as mere luck is concerned, he is as liable to lose it as to find it. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about life
#1056034 P. T. Barnum

The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy. .

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#1056035 P. T. Barnum

A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance. .

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#1056036 P. T. Barnum

Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. .

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#1056037 P. T. Barnum

Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung. .

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#1056038 P. T. Barnum

Witchcraft is one of the most baseless, absurd, disgusting and silly of all the humbugs. .

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#1056039 P. T. Barnum

The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about life
#1056040 P. T. Barnum

Every man should make his son or daughter learn some useful trade or profession, so that in these days of changing fortunes of being rich today and poor tomorrow they may have something tangible to fall back upon. This provision might save many persons from misery, who by some unexpected turn of fortune have lost all their means. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about man
#1056041 P. T. Barnum

Men, women, and children who cannot live on gravity alone need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is, in my opinion, in a business established by the Creator of our nature. If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses without corrupting, he need never feel that he has lived in vain. .

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#1056042 P. T. Barnum

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now. .

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#1056043 P. T. Barnum

Money is in some respects lifes fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about life
#1056044 P. T. Barnum

No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands his business, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about life
#1056045 P. T. Barnum

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about truth
#1056046 P. T. Barnum

Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. .

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#1056047 P. T. Barnum

Science is the pursuit of pure truth, and the systematizing of it. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about truth
#1056048 P. T. Barnum

True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income. .

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#1056049 P. T. Barnum

To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. .

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#1056050 P. T. Barnum

He who is without a newspaper is cut off from his species. .

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#1056051 P. T. Barnum

As a general thing, I have not duped the world nor attempted to do so... I have generally given people the worth of their money twice told. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about people
#1056052 P. T. Barnum

In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. .

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#1056053 P. T. Barnum

Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about humanity
#1056054 P. T. Barnum

There is scarcely anything that drags a person down like debt. .

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#1056055 P. T. Barnum

Politics and government are certainly among the most important of practical human interests. .

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#1056056 P. T. Barnum

Medicine is the means by which we poor feeble creatures try to keep from dying or aching. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about dying
#1056057 P. T. Barnum

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. .

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#1056059 P. T. Barnum

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. .

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#1056060 P. T. Barnum

The common man, no matter how sharp and tough, actually enjoys having the wool pulled over his eyes, and makes it easier for the puller. .

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#1056061 P. T. Barnum

With the young man starting in business, let him understand the value of money by earning it. .

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#1056062 P. T. Barnum

I risked much, but I made much. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about risk
#1056063 P. T. Barnum

The plan of counting the chickens before they are hatched is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about age
#1056064 P. T. Barnum

Many people are gullible, and we can expect this to continue. .

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#1056065 P. T. Barnum

In fact, as a general thing, money-getters are the benefactors of our race. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about money
#1056066 P. T. Barnum

There’s no such thing as bad publicity, .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about bad
#1056067 P. T. Barnum

Advertising is like learning - a little is a dangerous thing. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about learning
#1056068 P. T. Barnum

When a man is in the right path, he must persevere. .

P. T. Barnum Quotes about man
#1056069 P. T. Barnum

No man ever went broke overestimating the ignorance of the American public. .

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