The Art of Money-Getting,
or Golden Rules for Making Money
Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum,1880
Summary © 2014
Stay True to Ourselves.
Unless we enter upon the vocation intended for
us by our respective natures,
and best suited to each our peculiar genius, we will not succeed to our
Location, Location, Location.
We should not commence business where there are already enough
meet all demands in the same occupation.
Do not "work for a dead
horse." This is not related to those
who buy on credit in order to turn the purchase to a profit. The old Quaker said
to his farmer son, "John, never get trusted; but if thee gets trusted for
anything, let it be for 'manure,' because that will help thee pay it back
Money is like fire; it is a very excellent servant but
a terrible master.
As Shakespeare said, "There is a tide in the affairs of men, which,
taken at the flood, leads on to fortune." If we hesitate, some bolder hand wil...