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The one just consider the average reader s only once a reader, probably. And when you fail to tell them in that ad is something he may never know — Claude C. Hopkins

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Scientific advertising has altered many old plans and conceptions. It has proved many long established methods to be folly — Claude C. Hopkins

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Platitudes and generalities roll of the human understanding like water from a duck — Claude C. Hopkins

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The time has come when advertising in some hands has reached the status of a science. — Claude C. Hopkins

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The only readers we get are people whom our subject interests. No one reads ads for amusement, long or short ... Give them enough to take action — Claude C. Hopkins

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If a claim is worth making, make it in the most specific way — Claude C. Hopkins

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The product itself should be it's own best salesman. Not the product alone, but the product plus a mental impression, and atmosphere, which you place around it — Claude C. Hopkins

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Ads are not written to entertain. When they do, those entertainment seekers rare little likely to be the people whom you want. This is one of the greatest advertising faults. Ad writers abandon their part. They forgot they are salesmen and try to be performers. Instead of sales, they seek applause — Claude C. Hopkins

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Don't, to gain general and useless attention, sacrifice the attention that you want — Claude C. Hopkins

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The purpose of a headline is to pick out people you can interest. You wish to talk to someone in a crowd. So the first thing you say is, "hey there, Bill Jones" to get the right persons attention.so it is in n advertisement — Claude C. Hopkins

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People don't buy from clowns. — Claude C. Hopkins

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The right name is an advertisement in itself. — Claude C. Hopkins

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The advertising man who spares the midnight oil will not get very far — Claude C. Hopkins

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Names that tell stories have been worth millions of dollars. So a great deal of research often proceeds the selection of a name — Claude C. Hopkins

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Picture what others wish to be, not what they may be now — Claude C. Hopkins

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The writing of headline is one of the great journalistic arts. They either conceal or reveal am interest — Claude C. Hopkins

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Advertising is prima facie evidence that the man who pays believes that advertising is good. It has brought great results to others, it must be good for him. So he takes it like some secret tonic which others have endorsed. If the business thrives, the tonic gets the credit. Otherwise, the failure is due to fate. — Claude C. Hopkins

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People will not be bored. They may listen politely at a dinner table to boasts and personalities, life history, etc. But in print they choose their own companions, their own subjects. They was to be amused or benefitted — Claude C. Hopkins

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We cannot go after thousands of men until we learn now to win one — Claude C. Hopkins

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Do nothing to merely interest, assume or attract. This is not your province. Do only that wins the people you are after in the cheapest possible way — Claude C. Hopkins

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Changing people's habits is very expensive — Claude C. Hopkins

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Whatever claim you use to get attention, the advertisement should tell a story reasonably complete — Claude C. Hopkins

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Ads are planned and written with some utterly wrong conception. They are written to please their seller. The interest of the buyer is forgotten — Claude C. Hopkins

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On most lines, making a sale without making a convert does not count for much. Sales made by conviction - by advertising - are likely to bring permanent customers. People who buy through casual recommendations often do not stick — Claude C. Hopkins

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Genius is the art of taking pains — Claude C. Hopkins

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One may gain attention by wearing a fools cap. But he would ruin his selling prospects — Claude C. Hopkins

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Remember the people you address are selfish, as we all are. They care nothing about your interests or profit. They seek service for themselves — Claude C. Hopkins

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Advertising is much like war, minus the venom — Claude C. Hopkins

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"Best in the world," "lowest price in existence, " etc are at best claiming the expected. But superlative of that sort are usually damaging. They suggestion looseness of expression, a tendency to exaggerate, a careless truth. They lead readers to discount all the statements that you make — Claude C. Hopkins

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Every reader of your ad is interested, else he would not be a reader. You are dealing with someone willing to listen. Then do your level best. That reader, if you lose him now, May never again be a reader — Claude C. Hopkins

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Address the people you seek, and them only — Claude C. Hopkins

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Human nature is perpetual. In most respects it is the same today as in the time of Caesar. So the principles of psychology are fixed and enduring — Claude C. Hopkins

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Don't think of people in the mass. This gives you a blurred view — Claude C. Hopkins

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Fine writing is a distinct disadvantage. So is unique literary style. They take attention from the subject — Claude C. Hopkins

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The weight of an argument may often be multiplied by making it specific — Claude C. Hopkins

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No generality has any weight whatever. It is like saying "how do you do?" When you have no intention of inquiring about ones health. But specific claims when made in print are taken at their value — Claude C. Hopkins

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Never be led in new paths by the blind — Claude C. Hopkins

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Impressive claims are made far more impressive by making them exact — Claude C. Hopkins

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Literary qualifications have no more to do with it than oratory has with salesmanship. One must be able to express himself briefly, clearly, and convincingly, just as a salesman must. — Claude C. Hopkins

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The man who wins out and survives does so only because of superior science and strategy. — Claude C. Hopkins

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Lust is a monstrous sin which altereth, marreth, and drieth the body, weakening all the joints and members, making the face bubbled and yellow, shortening life, diminishing memory, understanding, and the very heart. — Claude C. Hopkins

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A man coined to superlative must expect that his every statement will be taken with some caution — Claude C. Hopkins

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Advertising is utterly unprofitable, and I could prove it to you in one week. End an ad with an offer to pay five dollars to anyone who writes you that he read the ad through. The scarcity of replies will amaze you. — Claude C. Hopkins

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Most national advertising is done without justification. It is merely presumed to pay. A little test might show a way to multiply returns — Claude C. Hopkins

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Curiosity is one of the strongest human incentives — Claude C. Hopkins

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In the old days, advertisers ventured on their own opinions. The few guess right, the many wrong. Those were the time of advertising disaster — Claude C. Hopkins

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This is no lazy mans field — Claude C. Hopkins

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The compass of accurate knowledge directs the shortest, safest, cheapest course to any destination — Claude C. Hopkins

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Almost any questions can be answered,cheaply, quickly and finally, by a test campaign. And that's he way to answer them - not by arguments around a table — Claude C. Hopkins