P. T. Barnum Quotes

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

The noblest art is that of making others happy

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

You can fool most of the people most of the time.

There is a fool born every minute

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.

The bigger the humbug, the better people will like it.

Without publicity a terrible thing happens: nothing.

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.

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.

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

There’s no such thing as bad publicity.

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

You know I had rather be laughed at than not to be noticed at all.

Nothing draws a crowd quite like a crowd.

Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.

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

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

To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar.

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

Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing!

Money is in some respects like fire; it is a very excellent servant but a terrible master.

You must exercise your caution in laying your plans, but be bold in carrying them out.

Every man’s occupation should be beneficial to his fellow-man as well as profitable to himself. All else is vanity and folly.

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