Today is the birthday of Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 12, 1891), showman, businessman, politician, entertainer and writer. He is best known as P. T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
"If I shoot at the sun I may hit a star." - P. T. Barnum
"Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant." - P. T. Barnum
"Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done." - P. T. Barnum
"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
"More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much." - P. T. Barnum
"The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him." - P. T. Barnum
"Without promotion something terrible happens... Nothing!" - P. T. Barnum
"Every crowd has a silver lining." - P. T. Barnum
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Le Chariot Chuck: 1918 - Paris, France. circa 1918. "Sample Red Cross rolling kitchen, ready to travel. On exhibition at the Grand Palais." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.
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