Quotes by P. T. Barnum

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.

P. T. Barnum

Other Great Authors

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.

Ben Lindsey

Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment.

Learned Hand

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites...

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Commencement Address at Harvard University, June 8, 1978.

A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.

Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle

A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.


If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing.

Zimbabwean Proverb »

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson »