Quotes of Advertising

“ I LIKE ads. It's not that we don't like ads, we just don't like ads when they are out of place. ”

- Bill Barnes

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

- Bill Cosby

“ Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. ”

- George Santayana

“ If people aren't going to talk about your product, then it's not good enough. ”

- Jeffrey Kalmikoff

“ Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half. ”

- John Wanamaker

“ Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. ”

- Mark Twain

“ You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. ”

- Norman Douglas

“ Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency. ”

- Raymond Chandler

“ Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. ”

- Sinclair Lewis

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

- Stephen Leacock

“ Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public. ”

- Vilhjalmur Stefansson
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