Poor Richard's Almanack

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Nov 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 129 pages
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Benjamin Franklin’s classic book is full of timeless, thought-provoking insights that are as valuable today as they were over two centuries ago. With more than 700 pithy proverbs, Franklin lays out the rules everyone should live by and offers advice on such subjects as money, friendship, marriage, ethics, and human nature. They range from the famous “A penny saved is a penny earned” to the lesser-known but equally practical “When the wine enters, out goes the truth.” Other truisms like “Fish and visitors stink after three days” combine sharp wit with wisdom. Paul Volcker’s new introduction offers a fascinating perspective on Franklin’s beloved work.
  

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User Review  - Vincent Russo - Goodreads

Lots of very quotable snippets from Benjamin Franklin. These small nuggets of wisdom generally center around wealth, marriage, and frugality. Entertaining read, and many of these quotes are just as ... Read full review

Review: Poor Richard's Almanack

User Review  - Vincent Russo - Goodreads

Lots of very quotable snippets from Benjamin Franklin. These small nuggets of wisdom generally center around wealth, marriage, and frugality. Entertaining read, and many of these quotes are just as ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
ON MONEY AND BUSINESS
ON LOVE MARRIAGE FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP
ON HEALTH
RULES OF HEALTH AND LONG LIFE ETC
RULES TO FIND OUT A FIT MEASURE OF MEAT AND DRINK
ON HUMAN NATURE
ON VIRTUE VICE GOD AND FAITH
ON WISDOM AND LEARNING
IN VERSE
ON BUYING A BIBLE
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF ETC
EPITAPH ON A CLERGYMAN
Copyright

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One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France. He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.

Paul A. Volcker was the Chairman of theFederal Reserve during the Carter and Reagan administrations, and isbest known for ending America's stagflation crisis in the 1970s.

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