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Финеас Тейлор Барнум

Дата рождения: 5. Июль 1810
Дата смерти: 7. Апрель 1891

Фи́неас Те́йлор Ба́рнум — американский шоумен, антрепренёр, крупнейшая фигура американского шоу-бизнеса XIX века. Снискал широкую известность своими мистификациями, организовал цирк своего имени.


„Мне плевать, что вы обо мне говорите, но только произносите мое имя без ошибок!“

„На наш век простаков хватит.“ Барнум - великий импресарио и один из создателей цирка. Эту фразу он произнёс в ответ на обвинение полиции в создании Кардиффского гиганта - одного из великих обманов XIX века.


„Деньги – хороший слуга, но плохой господин.“

„Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public.“

„The noblest art is that of making others happy“

„Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed.“

„There's a sucker born every minute.“

„Let your motto then always be 'Excelsior', for by living up to it there is no such word as fail.“ The Art of Money Getting


„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.“ The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money

„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.“ 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.“ The Art of Money Getting: 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.“ The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money


„Advertising is to a genuine article what manure is to land, - it largely increases the product.“ The Humbugs of the World

„Young men starting in life should avoid running into debt.“ The Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Making Money

„The foundation of success in life is good health:“ The Art of Money Getting; Or, Golden Rules for Making Money

„The possession of a perfect knowledge of your business is an absolute necessity in order to insure success.“ Art of Money Getting: Golden Rules for Getting Money

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