P T Barnum Quotes & Wallpapers

P T Barnum
Total Quotes: 97


A penny here, and a dollar there, placed at interest, goes on accumulating, and in this way the desired result is attained. It requires some training, perhaps, to accomplish this economy, but when once used to it, you will find there is more satisfaction in rational saving than in irrational spending. P T Barnum

There's one born every minute. P T Barnum

Without publicity a terrible thing happens: nothing. P T Barnum

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

The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. P T Barnum

I never liked to work, I mean manual work. P T Barnum

Every man's occupation should be beneficial to his fellow-man as well as profitable to himself. All else is vanity and folly. P T Barnum

I am a showman by profession... and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me. P T Barnum

A penny here, and a dollar there, placed at interest, goes on accumulating, and in this way the desired result is attained. 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. 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

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

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

There is no class of people in the world, who have such good memories as creditors. P T Barnum

Money is the excellent slave and a horrible master. P T Barnum

If I shoot at the sun, I may hit a star. P T Barnum

I risked much, but I made much. P T Barnum

The best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves. 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. P T Barnum

A salary was not sufficient for me. P T Barnum

Small does of advertising result in nothing, obviously. It's like giving a sick person half the medicine he needs. It just causes more suffering. Give the whole dose, and the cure will be certain and decisive. P T Barnum

There's no such thing as bad publicity, 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. 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. P T Barnum

Your success depends on what you do yourself, with your own means P T Barnum

There's no such thing as bad publicity, 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

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

Every crowd has a silver lining. 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

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

There is a fool born every minute P T Barnum

Advertising is like learning - a little is a dangerous thing. If a man has not the pluck to keep on advertising, all the money he has already spent is lost. P T Barnum

No profession, trade, or calling, is overcrowded in the upper story. P T Barnum

The possession of a perfect knowledge of your business is an absolute necessity in order to insure success. P T Barnum

The bigger the humbug, the better people will like it. P T Barnum

I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right. P T Barnum

There's a sucker born every minute. P T Barnum

More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing nothing, than by believing too much. 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

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

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

Instead of spending money, I earned it. P T Barnum

Many persons are always kept poor, because they are too visionary. Every project looks to them like certain successes, and therefore they keep changing from one business to another, always in hot water, always 'under the harrow'. P T Barnum

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

I am prouder of my title 'The Children's Friend' than if I were to be called 'The King of the World'. P T Barnum

There is no greater picture than that of 10,000 smiling children. No brighter music than their clear-ringing laughter. That I, with my small amusements, have created such precious art is my life's proudest achievement. P T Barnum

If you hesitate, some bolder hand will stretch out before you and get the prize. P T Barnum

If I was not a remarkably modest man, I should probably brag a little, and say that I had done what no American ever before accomplished by visiting the queen at her palace twice within eight days. P T Barnum

True economy consists in always making the income exceed the outgo. P T Barnum

Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing! 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. P T Barnum

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

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

Advertising is like learning - a little is a dangerous thing. P T Barnum

Whatever you do, do it ardently. P T Barnum

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

Advertising is to a genuine article what manure is to land, - it largely increases the product. P T Barnum

Engage in one kind of business only, and stick to it faithfully until you succeed, or until you conclude to abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. P T Barnum

I am indebted to the press of the United States for almost every dollar which I possess... P T Barnum

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. P T Barnum

I would rather hear the pleased laugh of a child over some feature of my exhibition than receive as I did the flattering compliments of the Prince of Wales. P T Barnum

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

The noblest art is that of making others happy 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

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

We cannot all see alike, but we can all do good. 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. P T Barnum

To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar. P T Barnum



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