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“Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.”
P.T. Barnum
“The noblest art is that of making others happy”
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
“Let your motto then always be 'Excelsior', for by living up to it there is no such word as fail.”
P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting
“Advertising is to a genuine article what manure is to land, - it largely increases the product.”
P.T. Barnum, The Humbugs of the World
“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, The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money
“Young men starting in life should avoid running into debt. There is scarcely anything that drags a person down like debt. It is a slavish position to get ill, yet we find many a young man, hardly out of his "teens," running in debt. He meets a chum and says, "Look at this: I have got trusted for a new suit of clothes." He seems to look upon the clothes as so much given to him; well, it frequently is so, but, if he succeeds in paying and then gets trusted again, he is adopting a habit which will keep him in poverty through life. Debt robs a man of his self-respect, and makes him almost despise himself.”
P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money
“The possession of a perfect knowledge of your business is an absolute necessity in order to insure success.”
P.T. Barnum, Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Getting Money
“The great ambition should be to excel all others engaged in the same occupation.”
P.T. Barnum, Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Getting Money
“WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT Work at it, if necessary, 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. The old proverb is full of truth and meaning, "Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well." Many a man acquires a fortune by doing his business thoroughly, while his neighbor remains poor for life, because he only half does it. Ambition, energy, industry, perseverance, are indispensable requisites for success in business. Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.”
P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money
“There's a sucker born every minute.”
P.T. Barnum
“Dr. Franklin says "it is the eyes of others and not our own eyes which ruin us. If all the world were blind except myself I should not care for fine clothes or furniture.”
P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting; Or, Golden Rules for Making Money
“Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to 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, The Art of Money Getting; Or, Golden Rules for Making Money
“Remember the proverb of Solomon: "He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.”
P.T. Barnum, Art of Money Getting Or, Golden Rules for Making Money
“The safest plan, and the one most sure of success for the young man starting in life, is to select the vocation which is most congenial to his tastes.”
P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money
“Young men starting in life should avoid running into debt.”
P.T. Barnum, The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money


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