The Art of Money Getting by P. T. Barnum Page 1 of 44
DON'T MISTAKE YOUR VOCATION
SELECT THE RIGHT LOCATION
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT
USE THE BEST TOOLS
DON'T GET ABOVE YOUR BUSINESS
LEARN SOMETHING USEFUL
LET HOPE PREDOMINATE, BUT BE NOT TOO VISIONARY
DO NOT SCATTER YOUR POWERS
READ THE NEWSPAPERS
BEWARE OF "OUTSIDE OPERATIONS"
DON'T INDORSE WITHOUT SECURITY
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS
"DON'T READ THE OTHER SIDE"
BE POLITE AND KIND TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
PRESERVE YOUR INTEGRITY
In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money.
In this comparatively new field there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are not crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment.
Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to 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. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it.