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"Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission."
Fred Allen
"A vice president in an advertising agency is a 'molehill man' who has until 5 pm to make a molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished even before lunch."
Fred Allen
" In good times, people want to advertise; in bad times, they have to."
Bruce Barton
"Good advertising gives people permission to buy what they wanted to buy in the first place but can't afford."
Larry Belling
"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements."
George Norman Douglas
"A good ad should be like a good sermon: it must not only comfort the afflicted-it also must afflict the comfortable."
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
"Richard Nixon was just offered two million dollars by Schick to do a commercial - for Gillette."
Gerald Ford
"Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted."
John Kenneth Galbraith
"The creativity of real-estate brokers when it comes time to take to the typewriter and compose advertising has always been a source of amazement."
Paul Goldberger
"Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does."
E. W. Howe
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper."
Thomas Jefferson
"Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that makes it."
Franklin P. Jones
"Advertising is the lubricant for the free-enterprise system."
Leo-Arthur Kelmenson
"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
Stephen Leacock
"You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough."
Joseph E. Levine
"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless."
Sinclair Lewis
"Advertising - It is the greatest art form of the 20th century."
Marshall McLuhan
"Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket."
George Orwell
"One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials. Advertising men - The Robbing Hoods of America."
Will Rogers
"Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't need to advertise it."
Will Rogers
"Advertising is the foot on the accelerator, the hand on the throttle, the spur on the flank that keeps our economy surging forward."
Robert W. Sarnoff
"Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."
Mark Twain
" Advertising has annihilated the power of the most powerful adjectives."
Paul Valery
"Half of the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The problem is I don't know which half."
John Wanamaker

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