P. T. Barnum Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous P. T. Barnum quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American entertainer who passed away on 7 April, 1891.

“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.”
“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
“Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.”
“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 Quotes
“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
“Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing!”
P. T. Barnum Quotes
“Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.”
“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
“Every crowd has a silver lining.”
P. T. Barnum Quotes
“Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.”

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