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.— Bruce Barton
The most delightful Bruce Barton quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
When you are through changing, you are through.
When you're through changing, you're through.
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
I do not like the phrase: Never cross a bridge till you come to it.
The world is owned by men who cross bridges on their imaginations miles and miles in advance of the procession.
If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings, and complaints.
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.
Great men suffer hours of depression through introspection and self-doubt.
That is why they are great. That is why you will find modesty and humility the characteristics of such men.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
Every time you open your mouth you let men look into your mind.
Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.
We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats.
Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success.
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped.
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.
Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
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.
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.
There are no little things.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty;
but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
If advertising encourages people to live beyond their means, so does matrimony.
The Bible rose to the place it now occupies because it deserved to rise to that place, and not because God sent anybody with a box of tricks to prove its divine authority.
Surely no one will consider us lacking in reverence if we say that every one of the "principles of modern salesmanship" on which business men so much pride themselves, are brilliantly exemplified in Jesus' talk and work.
If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
It is said that great leaders are born, not made.
The saying is true to this degree, that no man can persuade people to do what he wants them to do, unless he genuinely likes people, and believes that what he wants them to do is to their own advantage.
I had never thought of advertising as a life work, though I had on the side, written some very successful copy.
If there is no intelligence in the universe, then the universe has created something greater than itself-for it has created you and me.
We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats.
Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
When a load of bricks, dumped on a corner lot, can arrange themselves into a house; when a handful of springs and screws and wheels, emptied on a desk, can gather themselves into a watch, then and not until then will it seem sensible, to some of us at least, to believe that all these thousands or millions of worlds could have been created, balanced and set to revolving in their separate orbits -- all without any directing intelligence at all.
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home;
and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Much brass has been sounded and many cymbals tinkled in the name of advertising;
but the advertisements which persuade people to act are written by men who have an abiding respect for the intelligence of their readers, and a deep sincerity regarding the merits of the goods they have to sell.
Voltaire spoke of the Bible as a short-lived book.
He said that within a hundred years it would pass from common use. Not many people read Voltaire today, but his house has been packed with Bibles as a depot of a Bible society.
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
Learn their lesson, that if you would teach people you first must capture their interest with news; that your service rather than your sermons must be your claim upon their attention; that what you say must be simple, and brief, and above all sincere - the unmistakable voice of true regard and affection.
The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model - whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home.
Get money - but stop once in a while to figure what it is costing you to get it.
No man gets it without giving something in return. The wise man gives his labor and ability. The fool gives his life.
The faults of advertising are only those common to all human institutions.
If advertising speaks to a thousand in order to influence one, so does the church. And if it encourages people to live beyond their means, so does matrimony. Good times, bad times, there will always be advertising. In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times they have to.
An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which company and which product shall be the leader today and which shall lead tomorrow.
The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith.
Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.
As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world.
The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile.
Talkers have always ruled. They will continue to rule. The smart thing is to join them.
Jesus brought forth men's greatest efforts by the promise of obstacles not rewards.