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Entries from May 2021

May 31st, 2021 · No Comments

“Love, my dear, is made up of imperceptible sensations. We know that it is as strong as death, but also as frail as glass. The slightest shock breaks it, and our power crumbles, and we are never able to raise it again.” – Guy de Maupassant, “The Kiss” (trans. McMaster, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 30th, 2021 · No Comments

“At my first Admission into this Printing House, I took to working at the Press, imagining I felt a Want of the Bodily Exercise, I had been us’d to in America, where Presswork is mix’d with Composing. I drank only Water; the other Workmen, near 50 in Number, were great Guzzlers of Beer. On occasion […]

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May 29th, 2021 · No Comments

“Where now, oh! vile worm, is all thy boasted fortitude and resolution? What is become of thine arrogance and self-sufficiency? Why dost thou tremble and stand aghast? How humble, how helpless, how contemptible you now appear.” – Alexander Hamilton, “To the Royal Danish American Gazette” (September 6, 1772) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 28th, 2021 · No Comments

“This obscure Family of ours was early in the Reformation, and contain’d Protestants thro’ the Reign of Queen Mary, when they were sometimes in Danger of Trouble on Account of their Zeal against Popery. They had got an English Bible, & to conceal & secure it, it was fastened open with Tapes under & within […]

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May 27th, 2021 · No Comments

“I have lately made a Tour thro’ Ireland and Scotland. In these Countries a small Part of the Society are Landlords, great Noblemen and Gentlemen, extreamly opulent, living in the highest Affluence and Magnificence: The Bulk of the People Tenants, extreamly poor, living in the most sordid Wretchedness in dirty Hovels of Mud and Straw, […]

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May 26th, 2021 · No Comments

“I rather suspect, from certain circumstances, that though the general government of the universe is well administered, our particular little affairs are perhaps below notice, and left to take the chance of human prudence or imprudence, as either may happen to be uppermost.” – Benjamin Franklin, “Letter to George Whitefield” (1769) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 25th, 2021 · No Comments

“Providence will bring about its own ends by its own means; and if it intends the downfall of a nation, that nation will be so blinded by its pride, and other passions, as not to see its danger, or how its fall may be prevented.” – Benjamin Franklin, “Letter to _” (November 28, 1768) Share […]

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May 24th, 2021 · No Comments

“Treat your Wife always with Respect. It will procure Respect to you, not from her only, but from all that observe it. Never use a slighting Expression to her even in jest; for Slights in Jest after frequent bandyings, are apt to end in angry earnest. Be studious in your Profession, and you will be […]

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May 23rd, 2021 · No Comments

“We embarked for Calais with a Number of Passengers who had never been before at Sea. They would previously make a hearty Breakfast, because if the Wind should fail, we might not get over till Supper-time. Doubtless they though that when they had paid for their Breakfast they should have a Right to it, and […]

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May 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

“It sometimes is cloudy, it rains, it hails; again ‘tis clear and pleasant, and the Sun shines on us. Take one thing with another, and the World is a pretty good sort of a World; and ‘tis our Duty to make the best of it and be thankful. One’s true Happiness depends more upon one’s […]

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May 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“In time perhaps Mankind may be wise enough to let Trade take its own Course, find its own Channels, and regulate its own Proportions, &c. At present, most of the Edicts of Princes, Placaerts, Laws and Ordinances of Kingdoms and States, for that purpose, prove political Blunders. The Advantages they produce not being general for […]

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May 20th, 2021 · No Comments

“First of all, voting is your civic duty. There’s a debate about whether or not a journalist should openly subscribe to a political ideology (let alone donate to a campaign), but that’s a debate between newsrooms and editors, and its conclusion should be clearly expressed to the readers. Second, don’t ever tell a journalist what […]

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May 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“The Church People and the Puritans in a Country Town, had once a bitter Contention concerning the Erecting of a Maypole, which the former desir’d and the latter oppos’d. Each Party endeavour’d to strengthen itself by obtaining the Authority of the Mayor, directing or forbidding a Maypole. He heard their Altercation with great Patience, and […]

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May 18th, 2021 · No Comments

“Who is wise? He that learns from every One.Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.Who is rich? He that is content.Who is that? Nobody.”– Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1755 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 17th, 2021 · No Comments

“Where there is Hunger, Law is not regarded; and where Law is not regarded, there will be Hunger.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1755 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 15th, 2021 · No Comments

“In Rivers & bad Governments, the lightest Things swim at top.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1754 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 14th, 2021 · No Comments

“The first Degree of Folly, is to conceit one’s self wise; the second to profess it; the third to despise Counsel.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1754 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 13th, 2021 · No Comments

“The Good-will of the Governed will be starv’d, if not fed by the good Deeds of the Governors.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1753 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 12th, 2021 · No Comments

“Success has ruin’d many a Man.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1752 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 11th, 2021 · No Comments

“Children and Princes will quarrel for Trifles.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1752 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 10th, 2021 · No Comments

“Mankind are very odd Creatures: One Half censure what they practise, the other half practise what they censure; the rest always say and do as they ought.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1752 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 9th, 2021 · No Comments

“There are three things extremely hard, Steel, a Diamond and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1750 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 8th, 2021 · No Comments

“ ‘Tis not improbable that a Man may receive more solid Satisfaction from Pudding, while he is living, than from Praise, after he is dead.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1750 (emphases in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 7th, 2021 · No Comments

“9 men in 10 are suicides.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard Improved, 1749 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 6th, 2021 · No Comments

“Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1748 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 5th, 2021 · No Comments

“How the future manifests itself and brings to pass what it holds is a multifaceted phenomenon that is not necessarily guided by theoretical forces or mathematical models. Instead, causal agents that engender knowing and purposeful human behavior, individual and collective, fundamentally shape that narrative.” – Judge Victor Marrero, State of New York v. Deutsche Telecom […]

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May 4th, 2021 · No Comments

“One Man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning that every body else.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1745 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

“There are no fools so troublesome as those that have wit.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1745 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

“No gains without pains.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1745 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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May 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“Where there’s no Law, there’s no Bread.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard, 1744 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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