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P. T. Barnum Quotes and Sayings

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Every crowd has a silver lining.
- P. T. Barnum

Money is in some respects life's fire:
it is a very excellent servant,
but a terrible master.
- P. T. Barnum

Whatever you do, do it with all your might.
Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season,
not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for
a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
- P. T. Barnum

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono PHOTO

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
- Louis Aragon

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

I am pretty detached from the local music crowd though.
- Mark Edwards

When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring,
I think.
- Julius Erving

I have been swamped with tremendous response.
I am expecting a huge crowd.
- Frances Wright

I hate the actor and audience business.
An author should be in among the crowd,
kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

That's what I liked about hitch-hiking.
If a crowd wasn't big enough, I kept walkin.'
- Brownie McGhee

The mass, whether it be a crowd or an army,
is vile.
- Benito Mussolini

I was quite moved to see this huge crowd which attended
the ceremony in the middle of the town.
- Hermann Maier

You have a different crowd every night,
so you should do a different show to suit them.
I tailor the show to their mood.
- Jewel Kilcher

It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the
spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far
lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality.
- Christian Lous Lange

I've never heard a crowd boo a homer,
but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
- George Herman

It's still fun to come to games, and it's still fun
to be in the Seattle crowd.
- Steve Largent

The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it.
Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence.
We love our fans.
- Steve Nash

The crowd paid little or no respect to every player out there tonight.
- Bob Anderson

Lost in a crowd of greats, not a single Oscar.
That's showbiz.
- Maureen O'Hara

I was in the Square at the time.
The crowd was a most good-humoured, easy going,
smiling crowd; but presently it was transformed.
A regiment of mounted police came cantering up.
- Edward Carpenter

We knew that there was a certain kind of interest in
Whale among a genre crowd.
- Bill Condon

Death calls ye to the crowd of common men.
- James Shirley

Scientists - the crowd that for dash and style make
the general public look like the Bloomsbury set.
- Fran Lebowitz

Certainly toward the end of the season,
you and I could be in a ballpark and they might say the crowd is 30,000,
and we could look around and see that there was no more than 10,000.
- Fay Vincent

Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd.
If it's not going good, we change directions.
If we got to drag your momma into this thing,
we will.
Whatever we got to do.
- Steve Harvey

I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.
- Johnny Giles

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears,
toes, and fingers, strips off flesh,
and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
- Ida B. Wells

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class.
- Clive Bell

If it has to choose who is to be crucified,
the crowd will always save Barabbas.
- Jean Cocteau

Never follow the crowd.
- Bernard Baruch

I felt that I did have the crowd behind me.
That obviously helps a lot.
- Stefan Edberg

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.
It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side,
and the voice of your conscience on the other.
- Douglas MacArthur

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience,
has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
- Bill Veeck

It's never a good idea for a celebrity to sign autographs
or take pictures if a crowd is gathering.
- Chevy Chase

I'm an outdoorsman kind of person, so I don't like the buzz of the crowd,
crowd, crowd and all that so much.
I mean I don't mind it, but I don't seek it out.
- Josh Holloway

We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50
days and thought we could do about anything after that.
- Layne Staley

For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable.
Like if you're in with the cool crowd,
you can't be happy.
- Lenny Kravitz

Being a new band, I just can't think of a better way
to get your name out to all of the Hard-Rock crowd
than playing with twenty of the biggest Hard-Rock bands in the world.
- Adam Rich

What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes.
I enjoy making people laugh.
- Verne Troyer

We met, 'twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Earth took her shining station as a star,
In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention
and sometimes somebody will throw a rock at you.
That's the territory.
You buy the land, you get the Indians.
- David Lee Roth

I was looked at as weird, odd, not fitting in with the Hollywood crowd.
- Morgan Brittany

I'm not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson
they all want to make fun of,
but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that.
I don't want to play to that crowd.
I don't.
- Chris Matthews

It's tempting, because as one senator said to me,
'We know if we invite baseball down,
we'll draw a crowd'.
- Fay Vincent

Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the
family-values crowd condones,
of course.
- Wally Lamb

The average person is gregarious; there is something
in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
- Ivor Novello

The crowd makes the ballgame.
- Ty Cobb

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself
is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
- Epicurus

I like to get within handshaking distance of the crowd.
If it happens, they know it, we know it,
and that's all we came here for.
- Levon Helm

A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd,
like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees,
will often be stung for his curiosity.
- Alexander Pope

When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners,
it's all I can do to refrain from attack.
- Jack Henry Abbott

The crowd is wonderful.
There is always a superb atmosphere in the finish area.
It's good for the World Cup.
I missed it a lot when I had to rest and it's so nice to be back here.
- Hermann Maier

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd -
even if you want to.
- Ivor Novello

I've had a few gigs where things have got out of hand
and there has been a huge crush with my fans.
They are important and I don't want them being hurt.
They are a mad crowd.
- Justin Bieber

There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.
- R. Lee Ermey

In quiet moments when you think about it,
you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't.
Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential.
- Richard G. Scott

My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle,
because bicycles could move though the crowd.
- John Pomfret

You always feel better when you sing.
Music touches people's hearts.
You know, it doesn't go through your mental capacity,
it just moves you and it will let you cry.
It's worth it doing a show
and when you touch a crowd
and move yourself at the same
- Jewel

It's the teenage and university crowd,
so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Sometimes, when you are in the public eye,
you just really need to just be part of the crowd,
and look at other people rather than other people look at you.
- Suzanne Somers

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths;
genius,
never.
And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason,
is so ready to treat great men as lunatics.
- Cesare Lombroso

The crowd doesn't give a crap as long as you bring the money in.
- Guy Lafleur

I wish my work would be recognized by a larger crowd
of people as more art than be stuck with the cartoonist
label for the rest of my life.
- Julie Doucet

The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
- Ivor Novello


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