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Advice from Poor Richard’s Almanac by Benjamin Franklin

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This 200+ year old advice appears to be relevant today. What do you think?

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

“What is serving God?
Tis doing good to man.”

“God helps those who help themselves.”

“The poor have little,
Beggars none;
The rich too much,
Enough not one.”

“After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.”

“If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing”

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. “(LOL)

“Work as if you were to live a hundred years,
Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.”

“One good Husband is worth two good Wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they’re valued.” (LOL again)

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”

“Death takes no bribes.”

“A good example is the best sermon.”

“All would live long, but none would be old.”

“A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.”

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

“Beware of him who is slow to anger; he is angry for something, and will not be pleased for nothing.”

“Danger is sauce for prayers.”

“Bad commentators spoil the best of books.”
(for all you writers out there)

“Approve not of him who commends all you say.”

“Clean your finger, before you point at my spots.”

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