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The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements.
Thomas Jefferson

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something
they don't need.
Will Rogers

Advertising is the most potent influence in adapting and changing the habits and modes of life
affecting what we eat, what we wear, and the work and play of a whole nation.
Calvin Coolidge

Advertising. The movies do it. TV does it. Why don't you do it?
Dale Carnegie

When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.
Lee Iacocca

Ad campaigns are necessary for competition; IBM's ads are everywhere. But good PR
educates people; that's all it is. You can't con people in this business. The products speak for
themselves.
Steve Jobs

Advertising is legalized lying.
H. G. Wells

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
George Orwell

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully
vague.
Bill Cosby

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on
advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.
Will Rogers

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.
Ted Turner

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
Norman Douglas

It used to be that a fellow went on the police force when everything else failed, but today he
goes in the advertising game.
Kin Hubbard

Cutting advertising kills a business. Rather, in hard times, businesses should increase their
advertising and try to capture larger market share. As the saying goes, sales solve all
problems - and you can't have sales without advertising.
Robert Kiyosaki

Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
Gloria Steinem

Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
Samuel Johnson

We take most of the money that we could have spent on paid advertising and instead put it
back into the customer experience. Then we let the customers be our marketing.
Tony Hsieh

The ad in the paper said, "Big sale. Last week." Why advertise? I already missed it. They're
just rubbing it in.
Yakov Smirnoff

The advertising industry and Hollywood have done a wonderful job conditioning us to believe
that wealth and hyperconsumption go hand in hand.
Thomas J. Stanley

Say no to logos. If a company wants you to be a walking advertisement, they should be
paying you.
Francine Jay

Don't turn the chance to go anywhere. Join clubs, do anything you can to get out there and
meet people. You are your product. Advertise it.
Max Markson

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
Franz Kafka

The best ad is a good product.
Alan H. Meyer

Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency. She thinks I play the piano in a
whorehouse.
Jacques Seguela

You can't explain much in 60 seconds. But when you show Michael Jordan, you don't have to.
It's that simple.
Phil Knight

Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an
art.
William Bernbach

Advertising and promotion alone will not sustain a bad product or a product that is not right for
the times.
Akio Morita

Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the
natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
Pope John Paul II

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
Laurence J. Peter

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough
to get money from it.
Stephen Leacoc

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe
that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
Zelda Fitzgerald

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is
really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be.
William Feather

The product that will not sell without advertising will not sell profitably with advertising.
Albert Lasker

In the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got
nothing.
Leo Burnett

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