Phineas Taylor Barnum Quotes

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

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

Phineas Taylor Barnum

The desire for wealth is nearly universal, and none can say it is not laudable, provided the possessor of it accepts its responsibilities, and uses it as a friend to humanity.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

In fact, as a general thing, money-getters are the benefactors of our race.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

The plan of "counting the chickens before they are hatched" is an error of ancient date, but it does not seem to improve by age.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

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