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    p. t. barnum Quotes

    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.
    — P. T. Barnum
    There is a fool born every minute
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: fools 
     
    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
    Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.
    — P. T. Barnum
    Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: experience  value  money 
     
    Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.
    — 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
    tags: occupation 
     
    Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: respect  master  money 
     
    If you hesitate, some bolder hand will stretch out before you and get the prize.
    — P. T. Barnum
    When a man is in the right path, he must persevere.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: men  right  path 
     
    The bigger the humbug, the better people will like it.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: people 
     
    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
    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
    tags: business 
     
    Without publicity a terrible thing happens: nothing.
    — 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
    tags: men  eyes 
     
    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
    The best kind of charity is to help those who are willing to help themselves.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: help  charity 
     
    You must exercise your caution in laying your plans, but be bold in carrying them out.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: exercise 
     
    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
    tags: work 
     
    You can fool most of the people most of the time.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: time  people  fools 
     
    We cannot all see alike, but we can all do good.
    — P. T. Barnum
    Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: men  help 
     
    No man ever went broke overestimating the ignorance of the American public.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: men  american  ignorance 
     
    The noblest art is that of making others happy
    — P. T. Barnum
    Never attempt to catch a whale with a minnow.
    — 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
    tags: truth  men 
     
    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
    Money is the excellent slave and a horrible master.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: master  money 
     
    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
    tags: men  american 
     
    The possession of a perfect knowledge of your business is an absolute necessity in order to insure success.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: success  business 
     
    I am a showman by profession... and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: profession 
     
    To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.
    — P. T. Barnum
    With the young man starting in business, let him understand the value of money by earning it.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: men  young  value  business  money 
     
    Let your motto then always be 'Excelsior', for by living up to it there is no such word as fail.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: living  fail 
     
    Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.
    — 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
    tags: drama  fame  envy  dignity  music  artist  business 
     
    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
    There's no such thing as bad publicity.
    — P. T. Barnum
    tags: bad 
     
    I risked much, but I made much.
    — P. T. Barnum
    Whatever you do, do it ardently.
    — P. T. Barnum
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