P. T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum (5 July 1810 – 7 April 1891) was an American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
- Every crowd has a silver lining.
- No one went broke underestimating public taste.
- I don't care what they say about me, just make sure they spell my name right!
- How are the ticket sales in Madison Square Garden?
- Alleged final words
- You can fool some of the people all of the time; you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can never fool all of the people all of the time.
- This has also been popularly attributed to Abraham Lincoln.
- We have something for everybody.
The following quote is very popularly misattributed to P.T. Barnum:
- There is a sucker born every minute.
- "To the Egress" (a deceptive sign used to reduce crowding)
The following quote was not Barnum but H. L. Mencken:
- Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people