Quotes by P. T. Barnum

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.

P. T. Barnum

Other Great Authors

So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good so far as we do evil or good, we are human and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing at least we exist.

T. S. Eliot

Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.

Benjamin Disraeli

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.


The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy »

The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you.

W. Somerset Maugham »

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy »