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Barnum, P. T.

  • By: John T. Llewellyn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

One of the most famous sayings attributed to Phineas Taylor (P. T.) Barnum is “There's a sucker born every minute.” However, there is no evidence that Barnum actually uttered that phrase. Barnum was an entertainment promoter who presented and operated displays, ...

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