Talk:Bruce Fairchild Barton

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  • Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change—this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
  • As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, "Let there be light," constitute its charter. All nature is vibrant with its impulse.
  • Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
  • Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.
  • Conceit is God's gift to little men.
  • If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
    • Variant: If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
  • If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.
  • In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to.
  • It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
  • It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.
  • No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
  • Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.
  • The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.
  • The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
  • The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
  • Watteau is no less an artist for having painted a fascia board while Sainsbury's is no less effective a business for producing advertisements which entertain and educate instead of condescending and exploiting.
  • When you are through changing, you are through.

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  • Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things... I am tempted to think... there are no little things.