July 9, 2010KR BlogKR

Money Getting, Part IX

A Verse Digest of P. T. Barnum’s The Art of Money Getting (1880)


the eye of the employer is worth more
than the hands of a dozen employees

an agent cannot be so faithful
to his employer as to himself

no man has a right to succeed
unless he understands his business

nobody can understand his business
unless he learns it by application

learn something every day
make mistakes nearly every day
there’s a little information
to be gained every day

thus a man buys experience
best if not purchased too dear

study natural history
bring reasoning from analogy

an apparent paradox:

be cautions and bold
exercise caution in laying plans
but be bold in carrying them out

a man who is all caution will never dare take hold
a man who is all boldness is merely reckless

boldness without caution is mere chance
caution and boldness insure success

never have anything to do with an unlucky man

so far as mere luck is concerned
like causes produce like effects

Money Getting, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII

Money Getting is a verse digest of P.T. Barnum’s The Art of Money Getting (1880)