Quotations by John Wanamaker

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Born: Wednesday, July 11, 1838
Died: Tuesday, December 12, 1922 (84 years old)
Profession: Businessman
Nationality: American


Any seeming deception in a statement is costly, not only in the expense of the advertising but in the detrimental effect produced upon the customer, who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Advertising, Customer, Deception, Effect)

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Snow)

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Courtesy)

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Money, Advertising, Trouble)

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Money, Advertising)

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Business, People, Talk)

It's easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Work)

Keep up the old standards, and day by day raise them higher.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Day, Old)

Nothing comes merely by thinking about it.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Nothing, Thinking)

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Time, People, Illness, Recreation)

When a customer enters my store, forget me. He is king.
- John Wanamaker
(Keywords: Customer, Forget)







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