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" In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. "
Benjamin Franklin - Page 55
by Paul Elmer More - 1900 - 139 pages
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Thorstein Veblen: Theorist of the Leisure Class

John P. Diggins - Biography & Autobiography - 1978 - 261 pages
...a sensitive instinct for comformity. "In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, 1 took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary." It was socially important, Franklin tells us, not to be seen carrying...
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Cultural Visions: Essays in the History of Culture

Penny Schine Gold, Benjamin C. Sax - Literary Collections - 2000 - 308 pages
...by securing his "character" — ie, "reputation" in eighteenth century usage — as a tradesman: "1 took care not only to be in Reality Industrious and frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Places of idle Diversion; I never...
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You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery

Richard Stengel - Social Science - 2002 - 320 pages
...himself with a remarkable lack of self-consciousness. He writes of his early days in Philadelphia: "In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman,...I took care not only to be in Reality Industrious & frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Places of...
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L'art d'enseigner la physique: les appareils de démonstration de Jean ...

Physics - 2002 - 218 pages
...and Other Writings..., p. 73, concernant l'attention que portait Franklin à son apparence sobre: « In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman,...I took care not only to be in Reality Industrious & frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the contrary». 49. Lotbinière à Franklin, 10 mars 1755,...
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The Art of Teaching Physics: The Eighteenth-century Demonstration Apparatus ...

David M. Stewart Museum - Physics - 2002 - 220 pages
...PBF. 4: 405. 4S. Franklin, "Autobiography," p. 73, for Franklin's attention to his plain appearance: "In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman. I took care not only to l>c in Reiility industrious & frugal, bur to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary'." communing in...
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Reforming Men and Women: Gender in the Antebellum City

Bruce Dorsey - History - 2002 - 299 pages
...example of an industrious and frugal artisan: In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesmen, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances of the contrary. I dressed plain and was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printinghouse. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. I dressed plainly; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 608 pages
...matter of both pride and utility, and he became the country's first unabashed public relations expert. "I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal," he later wrote, "but to avoid all appearances of the contrary" (his emphasis). Especially in his early...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. I dressed plainly; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never went out a fishing or shooting; a book, indeed, sometimes debauched me from my work, but that was seldom, snug,...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 381 pages
...the Son of Aquila Rose. I hegan now gradually to pay off the Deht I was under for the Priming-House. In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman, I took care not only to he in Reality Industrious and frugal, hut to avoid a\\ Appearances of the Comrary. I drest plainly;...
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