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Phineas Taylor Barnum

Geburtstag: 5. Juli 1810
Todesdatum: 7. April 1891

Phineas Taylor Barnum war ein US-amerikanischer Zirkuspionier und Politiker.

Photo: Unknown author / Public domain

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Citát „Die erhabenste Kunst ist die, andere glücklich zu machen.“

„Wie waren die Einnahmen heute im Madison Square Garden?“

—  Phineas Taylor Barnum

Letzte Worte, 7. Juli 1891
Original engl.: "How were the receipts today at Madison Square garden?"

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

—  P.T. Barnum

As quoted in Philip B. Kunhardt, et alm P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995), ISBN 0-679-43574-3, p. vi

Citát „The noblest art is that of making others happy“

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

—  P.T. Barnum

Ch. 3: "Avoid Debt" http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting_chap4.html
Art of Money Getting (1880)

„There's a sucker born every minute.“

—  P.T. Barnum

Commonly attributed to Barnum, there is much testimony of contemporaries that he never actually said this, and in "P. T. Barnum Never Did Say "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute" http://www.historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html R. J. Brown asserts that it actually originated with a banker named David Hannum, in reference to one of Barnum's hoaxes: a replica of the Cardiff Giant.
Misattributed

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

—  P.T. Barnum

Ch. 18: "Be charitable" http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting_chap19.html
Art of Money Getting (1880)

„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.“

—  P.T. Barnum

Ch. 10: "Let hope predominate but be not too visionary" http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting_chap11.html
Art of Money Getting (1880)

„Always leave them wanting more.“

—  P.T. Barnum

Commonly attributed to Barnum without citation; such as in "Pardon My French: How a Grumpy American Fell in Love with France" https://books.google.com/books?id=bRYQCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT192&lpg=PT192&dq=who+said+always+keep+them+wanting+more+P.T.+Barnum&source=bl&ots=CVHbQiDHrL&sig=0_Dch_nOKrzDEQLXzu7R9u66ZQs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU-sL-k_naAhWM44MKHWFICwwQ6AEIhAEwDQ by Allen Johnson
Disputed

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

—  P.T. Barnum

Ch. 20: "Preserve your integrity" http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting_chap21.html
Art of Money Getting (1880)

„Every crowd has a silver lining.“

—  P.T. Barnum

The first appearance of this quote in print was in the July 1908 issue http://books.google.com/books?id=3StKAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Every+crowd+has+a+silver+lining%22&pg=PA423#v=onepage of the journal Profitable Advertising under the heading "Modernized Maxims." It next appeared in the June 1911 issue http://books.google.com/books?id=iKZHAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Every+crowd+has+a+silver+lining%22&pg=PA32#v=onepage of The Philistine where Elbert Hubbard labeled it: "motto for a hotel-keeper." In the 1920s http://books.google.com/books?id=FBrnAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Every+crowd+has+a+silver+lining%22&pg=PA2#v=onepage, it was published with the label: "Pickpocket's motto." The attribution to P.T. Barnum didn't appear in print until a 1934 article http://books.google.com/books?id=HSIYAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Every+crowd+has+a+silver+lining%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage in Reader's Digest.
Misattributed

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

—  P.T. Barnum

Ch. 17: "Be polite and kind to your customers" http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting_chap18.html
Art of Money Getting (1880)

„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.“

—  P.T. Barnum

Ch. 20: "Preserve your integrity" http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/barnum/moneygetting/moneygetting_chap21.html
Art of Money Getting (1880)

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