John Wanamaker

24John Wanamaker Quotes

American Businessman born on July 11, 1838, died on December 12, 1922

John Wanamaker was a United States merchant, religious leader, civic and political figure, considered by some to be a proponent of advertising and a "pioneer in marketing." He served as U.S. Postmaster General. Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... (source)

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half. view quote

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. view quote

Courtesies cannot be borrowed like snow shovels; you must have some of your own. view quote

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with. view quote

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. view quote

It's easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up. view quote

When a customer enters my store, forget me. He is king. view quote

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half. view quote

Keep up the old standards, and day by day raise them higher. view quote

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