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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
American philosopher and statesman
(1706 - 1790)
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If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other world?
      - Poor Richard [Wealth]

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
      - Poor Richard [Work]

Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise.
      - Poor Richard [Wisdom]

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
      - Poor Richard [Secrecy]

Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.
      - Poor Richard [Proverbs]

'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.
      - Poor Richard [Revenge]

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
      - Poor Richard [Matrimony]

Handle your tools without mittens.
      - Poor Richard (preface) [Work]

Teach your child to hold his tongue,
  He'll learn fast enough to speak.
      - Poor Richard Maxims [Childhood]

For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
  For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
    For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
      For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
        For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost--
          And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac,
        a version of the quotation [Care]

For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac,
        a version of the quotation
        [Care : Proverbs]

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Money]

Many have been ruined by buying good Pennyworths.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Economy]

Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Tomorrow]

One today is worth two tomorrows.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Tomorrow]

The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Cats]

'Tis great Confidence in a Friend to tell him your Faults, greater to tell him his.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Friendship]

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
      - Poor Richard's Almanac [Vice]

Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger.
      - Poor Richard's Almanack [Hunger : Law]

He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle.
      - The Whistle [Worth]

If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth. Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.
      - The Whistle [Misers]


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