Benjamin Franklin’s classic “The Way to Wealth” and “Poor Richard’s Almanack” contain many fantastic quotes, and I have put together a list of the best fifty from both:
- A man without ceremony has need of great merit in its place.
- Ambition often spends foolishly what avarice had wickedly collected.
- An ill wound, but not an ill name, may be healed.
- An old man in a house is a good sign.
- An old young man will be a young old man.
- As pride increases, fortune declines.
- As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.
- Bargaining has neither friends nor relations.
- Be always ashamed to catch thyself idle.
- Beware, beware! He’ll cheat without scruple, who can
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