"There's a sucker born every minute" is a quote often associated with circus founder P.T. Barnum, but which was actually said by one of his competitors, David Hannum, in 1869.
"There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase most likely spoken by David
Hannum, in criticism of both P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid
There's a sucker born every minute. Commonly attributed to Barnum, there is
much testimony of contemporaries that he never actually said this, and in "P. T. ...
Dec 6, 2006 ... A: P. T. Barnum, you say? Pretty close, but no. Although nearly always attributed
to Barnum, the aphorism about suckers was actually delivered ...
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[This is a fast-access FAQ excerpt.] Those of P. T. Barnum's acquaintances who
mentioned the subject were unanimous in insisting that he never said this.
Apr 11, 2014 ... Here are two versions: There's a sucker born every minute. There's a fool born
every minute. Whether Barnum actually used either of these ...
American legend P.T. Barnum is better known for saying “There's a sucker born
every minute.” A charmingly appropriate legacy, that, since it wasn't he who said
The "sucker born every minute" is widely said to have been conjured up by P. T.
Barnum. Like many other sayings attributed to Barnum, they are just that - there's
Aug 25, 2011 ... ... entertainer and circus magnate, that 'a sucker is born every minute? ... “there's
a sucker born every minute” statement in a court document.