P. T. Barnum Quotes (42 quotes)




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As quoted in Philip B. Kunhardt, et alm P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995), ISBN 0-679-43574-3, p. vi
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Ch. 10: Let hope predominate but be not too visionary - Art of Money Getting (1880)
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Ch. 17: Be polite and kind to your customers - Art of Money Getting (1880)
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Ch. 18: Be charitable - Art of Money Getting (1880)
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Ch. 20: Preserve your integrity - Art of Money Getting (1880)


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Born: July 5, 1810

Died: April 7, 1891 (aged 80)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Entertainer

Bio: Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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