Poor Richard's Almanack (Google eBook)

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U.S.C. Publishing Company, 1914 - Almanacs - 62 pages
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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

The writing by Benjamin Franklin is great, but this book itself is bad. The printing on the pages are way off. This book was printed in China not America. I loved the writing but the book is bad. I recommend a different version. Read full review

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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

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Page 22 - For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
Page 32 - If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Page 33 - Master will do more Work than both his Hands; and again, Want of Care does us more Damage than Want of Knowledge; and again, Not to oversee Workmen, is to leave them your Purse open. Trusting too much to others...
Page 20 - Key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the stuff Life is made of, as Poor Richard says.
Page 28 - Industry all easy, as Poor Richard says; and He that riseth late, must trot all Day, and shall scarce overtake his Business at Night. While Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him...
Page 22 - As Poor Richard says, gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever, while you live, expense is constant and certain; and 'Tis easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel, as Poor Richard says; so, Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Page 54 - self-made" man; and, although he ridiculed the man who "was so learned, that he could name a horse in nine languages ; so ignorant, that he bought a cow to ride on," he did so more in humor than in malice.
Page 45 - Strive to be the greatest Man in your Country, and you may be disappointed ; Strive to be the best and you may succeed : He may well win the race that runs by himself.
Page 52 - The Way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle.
Page 19 - Doing an Injury puts you below your Enemy; Revenging one makes you but even with him; Forgiving it sets you above him.

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