Bruce Barton Quotes
A collection of quotes by Bruce Barton.
Bruce Barton was an American author, advertising executive, and politician. Born on August 5, 1886, in Robbinsville, Wisconsin, he became one of the most influential figures in the advertising industry during the early 20th century. Barton co-founded the advertising agency Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BDO), which later evolved into the renowned global firm, BBDO. Besides his successful advertising career, Barton authored several best-selling books, including "The Man Nobody Knows" and "Selling It My Way." Additionally, he served as a Republican Congressman from New York from 1937 to 1940. Bruce Barton passed away on July 5, 1967.
In his first years in the White House, Mr. Roosevelt apologized for each annual deficit. Each new budget message explained that, because of unforeseen circumstances, the promise of the previous year had not been met, but next year things would be better; next year there would be a balanced budget. The 1938 congressional elections were uncomfortably near at hand. it was announced that the President would deliver a Fireside Chat. In it our startled ears caught the opening accents of a grand new liturgy. Spending would be resumed, but let not the heart be troubled. Spending was no longer the rock of unsound finance on which so many liberal governments had been wrecked; it was not danger, but security. Debt, if owed to ourselves, was not debt but investment.
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.