Quotes by P. T. Barnum

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.

P. T. Barnum

Other Great Authors


Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.

Sallust

Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise.

Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath

When the least they could do to you was everything, then the most they could do to you suddenly held no terror.

Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be.

Charles Sanders Pierce

The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.

Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad president

I don't know what will be used in the next world war, but the 4th will be fought with stones.

Albert Einstein »

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein »

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Rich Cook »