Quotes by Bruce Barton

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
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.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
– Bruce Barton
If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton
In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to.
– Bruce Barton
It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
– Bruce Barton
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
– Bruce Barton
Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.
– Bruce Barton
The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.
– Bruce Barton
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
– Bruce Barton
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
– Bruce Barton
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton
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.
– Bruce Barton