The Art Of Money Getting (P.T. Barnum) – Introduction | Audiobook English

Introduction To the Art of Money Getting Is a LibriVox recording All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain For more information or to volunteer Please visit LibriVox . org Recording by Jill Preston The Art of Money Getting Define PT Barnum Introduction 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 vacations Which are not crowded Did any person of either sex who is willing At least for the time being Engage in any respectable occupation that offers May find lucrative employment Those who really desire to attain and 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 The road to wealth is As dr. Franklin truly says As plain as the road to the mill He consistently and expending less than we earn That seems to be a very simple problem Mister Maker One of those happy creations of the genial Dickens Put the case in a strong light when he says that to have annual income of 20 pounds per annum And spent 20 pounds in 6 pints Give me the most miserable of men Brands that have an income of only 20 lb And spend but 19 pounds and 6 Pence It’s the happiest Immortals Many of my readers may say We understand this This is economy And we know economy as well We know we can’t eat our cake and keep it also Yeah I beg to say that perhaps more cases of failure arise from mistakes on this point Then almost any other The fact is Many people think they understand economy When they really do not True economy is mishap Pretended in people go through life without properly comprehending What that principle is One says I have an income of so much And here is my neighbor who has the same Yet every year he gets something ahead and I fall short why is it I know all about economy He thinks he does but he does not There are men who think that economy consists and saving cheese pairing And candle ends I’m cutting off to pants from the laundry smell And doing all sorts of little mean dirty Economy is not meanest The Misfortune is Also that the class of persons let their economy of fight in Only One Direction They fancy they are so wonderfully economical And saving a half penny Were they ought to send to parents that they think they can afford to Wander in other direction A few years ago before kerosene oil was discovered a thought of What might stop overnight at almost any Farmers house in the agricultural District You get a very good supper After supper he might attempt to read in the sitting room Android find it impossible with the NFL Light a candle The hostess Being his dilemma would say It is rather difficult to read here in evening The proverb says You must have a ship at sea And where did you be able to burn two candles at once We never have an extra candle accept on extrication These extra occasions are curved perhaps twice a year In this way the good women saves 5 6 or $10 in that time But the information which might be derived from having the extra light wood Of course bar outweigh A ton of candles But the trouble is not in here Feeling that she is so economical in Tallow candies She thinks she can afford to go frequently to the Village Inn It’s been 20 Or $30 for ribbons And 4 below Many of which are not necessary This Falls canoe May frequently be seen in men of business And in those instances it often runs to writing paper Define good businessman who save all the old envelopes and scraps I would not to renew sheet of paper if they can avoid it for the world This is all very well They met in this way say five or ten dollars a year The being so economical Only know paper They think they can afford to waste time Have expensive parties And to drive their carriages This is an illustration of doctor Franklin Saving at the spigot Wasting at the bunghole Pennywise And pound-foolish Punch in speaking of this When idea classic people says They are like the man who bought a penny hearing for his family dinner and then hired a coach-and-four to take it home I never knew a man to succeed by practicing this kind of economy True economy consists in always making the income exceed the ALCO Where the old close a little longer if necessary Dispense With the new pair of gloves Men The old dress Live on planer food if need be so that Under all circumstances unless Some unforeseen accident occurs There will be a margin in favor of the income A penny here and a dollar there Play set in Go Sonic emulator And in this way The desired result is attained They require some training perhaps Accomplished Economy But when once used to it you will find there is more satisfaction in rational saving Then and irrational spending Here is a recipe which I recommend I have found it to work an excellent cure for extravagance and especially for mistaken economy When you find that you have no Surplus at the end of the year And yet have a good income I advise you to take a few sheets of paper and form them into a book A markdown every item of expenditure Posted every day or week in two columns 1 headed accessories or even comfort And the other headed luxuries And you will find that the ladder column will be double treble and frequently 10 times greater than the former The real Comforts of Life cost but a small portion But most of us can earn Dr Franklin says It is the eyes of others and not our own eyes which ruin us If all the world were blind except myself I should not care for fine clothes and furniture It is the fear of what mrs. Grundy may say The keeps the noses of many worthy families to the grindstone In America Many persons like to repeat We are all free and equal But it is a great mistake and more senses It’s been one That we are born Free and equal It’s a glorious truth and $0.01 Yet we are not all born equally rich And we never shall be One may say There is a man who has an income of $50,000 per annum Well I have but $1,000 I knew that fellow when he was poor like myself Now he is rich and thinks he is better than I am I will show him that I am as good as he is I will go and buy a horse and buggy No I cannot do that But I will go and hire one and ride this afternoon on the same road that he does And this proved to him that I am as good as he is My friend you need not take that trouble You can easily prove that you are as good as he is You have only to behave as well as he does But you cannot make anybody believe that you are as rich as he is Besides If you put on these ears Add waste your time and spend your money Your poor wife will be obliged to scrub her fingers off at home Buy her tea 2 ounces at a time and everything else in proportion In order that you may keep up appearances And after all Deceive nobody On the other hand mrs. Smith may say Set her next-door neighbor Mary Johnson for his money And everybody says so She has a nice $1,000 camels here Shaw And she will make Smith get her an invitation one And she will sit in a Pew right next to her neighbor in church In order to prove that she is her equal My good woman You will not get ahead in the world if your vanity and envy The stay Khalid In this country Where we believe the majority ought to rule We ignore that principle in regard to Fashion And let a handful of people calling themselves What’s the aristocracy Run up a false standard of perfection And endeavoring to rise to that standard We constantly keep our cell Poor All the time digging away for the sake of outside appearances How much wiser to be a law unto ourselves and say We will regulate or out go by your income and lay up something for a rainy day People ought to be a sensible on the subject of Money Getting Any other subject Like causes produces like You can not accumulate a fortune By taking the road that leads to poverty It needs no profit to tell us that those who live fully up to their mean Without any thought of a reverse in this life Can never Attain A pecuniary Independence Men and women accustomed to gratify every whim and Caprice Will find it hard at first Do cut down their various unnecessary expenses I will feel it a great self-denial to live in a smaller house Then they have been accustomed to With less expensive furniture Les company Less costly clothing Pure serving Unless number of Falls Hardee’s theater goings Carriage riding pleasure Cigar smoking Liquor drinking Another extravagances But after all If they will try the plan of laying by the next day or another words a small sum of money at interest or Judiciously invested in land They will be surprised that the pleasure To be derived from constantly adding to their little pile As well as from all the economical habits which are engendered by this course The old suit of clothes in the old Bonnet and dress will answer for another season they’re Croton or spring water Face better than champagne A cold bath And a brisk walk Exhilarating Then I ride in the finest code Asocial Any evenings reading in the Family Circle Or an hour’s play of hunt the slipper And Blind Man’s buff Will be far more pleasant than a 50 or $500 party When the reflection on the difference in cost is indulged in by those who begin to know The pleasures of saving Thousands of menarche at 4 And tens of thousands are made so after they have a Fire types Just support them well through life In consequence of laying their plans of living on to Brown a platform Some families expand $20,000 Some families $20,000 per annum and some much more I would scarcely know how to live on less Well other secure more solid enjoyment frequently on a 20th part of that amount Prosperity is a more severe ordeal than adversity Especially Sudden prosperity Easy come easy go Is an old and true proverb A spirit of Pride and vanity when permitted to have full sway Is the undying cankerworm Nas the very vitals of a man’s worldly possessions Let them be small or great hundreds or Millions Many persons does it begin to prosper immediately Expand their ideas and commence Spending for luxuries And telling a short time their expenses follow up their income And they become ruined in the ridiculous To keep up appearances and make Sensation I know a gentleman of Fortune who says It when he first began to prosper His wife would have a new and elegant sofa That’s sofa He says Cost me 30 Thousand dollars When the sofa reach the house It was found necessary to get chairs to match Ben sideboard Carpets and tables To correspond With them And so on through the entire stock of furniture When at last it was founded the house itself Was quite too small An old fashioned for the furniture And a new one was built to correspond with the new purchase Done Added my friend Summing up an outlay of $30,000 caused by that single sofa And saddling on me And the shape of servants Amplify And the necessary expenses attendant upon keeping up a fine establishment A yearly outlay of $11,000 And a Target pinch Where is 10 years ago We live with much more realcomfort because with much less care Honest many hundred The truth is He continued That’s so far would have brought me to embeddable bankruptcy And not a most an example title to Prosperity can’t be above it And had I not check the natural desire to cut a dash The foundation of success in life is good health That is the substratum fortune is also the basis of happiness A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he was sick He has no ambition no incentive No course Of course there Are those who have bad health and cannot help it You cannot expect that such persons can accumulate wealth but there are a great many in Port house with need not be so If-then Sound Health is the foundation of success and happiness in life How important is it that we should study the laws of hell Which is better another expression for the laws of nature The nearer we keep the laws of nature the nearer we are to good health And yet how many persons there are who pay no attention to Natural laws But absolutely transgress them Even against their own natural inclination We ought to know that the sin of ignorance is never winked at in regard to the violations of nature’s laws Karen fraction Always brings the penalty A child May thrust its finger into the Flames without knowing it would burn And so suffers repentance Even will not stop the smart Many of our ancestors knew very little about the The principle of ventilation They did not know much about ox Whatever other Jen They might have been acquainted with Consequently they built their houses with little 7 by 9 feet bedrooms And these good old Pious Puritans Would lock themselves up And one of these cells Say their prayers And go to bed In the morning they would devoutly return things For the preservation of their lives During the night And nobody had better reason to be thank Probably some big crack in the window or in the door let in a little fresh air And not save them Many persons knowingly violate the laws of nature against their better impulses for the sake of fashion One thing that nothing living except a vile worm ever natural love And that is tobacco Get how many persons there are who deliberately trained in a natural appetite And overcome this implanted a version for tobacco to such a degree that they get to love it They have got hold of a poisonous filthy weed A rather that takes a firm hold of them Here are married men who run about Spitting tobacco juice on the Carpet and Floors I’m sometimes even upon their wife’s bedside They do not get the wife’s out-of-doors like drunken men Otherwise I have no doubt often wish they were outside of the house Another perilous feature is that this artificial Appetite like jealousy Grows by what it feeds on When you love that which is a natural a stronger appetite is created for the hurtful thing The natural desire for what is harmless There is an old proverb which says that habit is second nature But an artificial habit is stronger than nature Take for instance an old tobacco tour His love for the quiz Is stronger than his love for any particular kind of food He can give a roast beef easier Then give up the weed Young Lads regret But they are not men they would like to go to bed boys and wake up men And to accomplish this they copy the bad habits of their seniors Little Tommy and Johnny see their fathers or Uncle smoke a pipe and they say If I could only do that I would be a Man Too Uncle John has gone out and left his pipe of tobacco Let us try it They take a match and light it and then puff away We will learn to smoke Do you like it Johnny That lad dolefully reply Not very much It tastes bitter I am by he grows pale but he persist and he soon offers up a sacrifice on the altar of fashion But the boys stick to it And persevere Until at last they conquered their natural appetite Become the victims of acquired taste I speak by the book Prive notice Effect on myself Have you gone so far as to 10 or 15 cigars a day Although I have not use the weed during the last 14 years and never shall again The more a man smokes The more he craves smoking The last cigar smoke simply excited The desire for another and so on Incessantly Take the tobacco chewer In the morning when he gets up he puts a quit in his mouth and keeps it there all day Never taking it out except to exchange it for a fresh one Or when he is going to eat Yes at intervals during the day and evening Miniature takes out the Squid and holds it in his hands long enough To take a drink And then pop it goes back again This simply proves that the appetite for rum Is even stronger than that for tobacco When the Tobacco Chew or goes to your country seat and you show him your grapery in Fruit house And the beauties of your garden When you offered him some fresh ripe fruit and say My friend I’ve got here the most delicious apples and pears and peaches and apricots I’ve imported them from Spain France and Italy Just see those luscious grapes There’s nothing more delicious no more healthy than ripe fruit So help yourself I want to see you delight yourself with these things He will roll the deer quit under his tongue And answer No I thank you I have got tobacco in my mouth His palate has become narcotized by the noxious weed And he is lost In a great measure The delicate and enviable taste for fruit This shows what expensive useless and dangerous habits men will get into I speak from experience I have smoke until I trembled like an Aspen Leaf The blood rush to my head And I had a palpitation of the heart Which I thought was heart disease Tell I was almost killed with Sprite When I consulted my physician he said Break off tobacco using I was not only injured my health and spending a great deal of money But I was setting a bad example I obeyed his counsel No young man in the world ever look so beautiful as he thought he did Behind a $0.15 cigar Marsham These remarks Supply with tenfold Force to the use of intoxicating drinks Make money requires a clear brain A man has got to see that two and two make four He must lay all his plans with reflux In forethought And closely examine all the details and the ins-and-outs The business As no man can succeed in business Unless he has a brain to enable him delay his plans And reason to guide him in their execution so No matter how bountifully a man may be blessed Intelligence If the brain is muddled and his judgment work by intoxicating drinks It is impossible for him to carry on business successfully How many good opportunities have passed Never to return When a man was sipping a Social glass with his friend How many foolish Bargains have been made under the influence of the nervine Was temporarily Makes its victim thing is rich How many important chances have been put off until tomorrow and then forever Because the wine cup is from the system Into a state of lassitude Neutralizing the energy so essential to Success in business Verily Wine is a mocker the use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage Is as much an infatuation As the smoking of opium by the Chinese And the former is quite as distraction to the Success of the businessman as the ladder It is an unmitigated evil Finally indefensible in the light of philosophy Religion or good sense It is apparent I’ve nearly every other evil in our country End of Introduction Recording by Jill Preston

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