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P. T. Barnum

The Art of Money Getting

P. T. Barnum, the legendary entertainer, and co-founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus was not just a successful businessman, but a philanthropist and writer as well. This short, pamphlet-length work distils Barnum’s advice on achieving success and wealth, in his own words.
51 printed pages
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  • Леонид Андреевshared an impression9 years ago



  • tunjibankolehas quoted6 years ago
    Get money; get it honestly, if you can, but get money
  • annkaragwahas quotedlast year
    Some men have a fool­ish habit of telling their busi­ness se­crets. If they make money they like to tell their neigh­bors how it was done. Noth­ing is gained by this, and oft­times much is lost. Say noth­ing about your prof­its, your hopes, your ex­pec­ta­tions, your in­ten­tions. And this should ap­ply to let­ters as well as to con­ver­sa­tion. Goethe makes Mephistophiles say: “Never write a let­ter nor de­stroy one.” Busi­ness men must write let­ters, but they should be care­ful what they put in them. If you are los­ing money, be spe­cially cau­tious and not tell of it, or you will lose your rep­u­ta­tion.
  • annkaragwahas quotedlast year
    The best kind of char­ity is to help those who are will­ing to help them­selves

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