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August 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

“In the various Enumerations of the moral Virtues I had met with in my Reading, I found the Catalogue more or less numerous, as different Writers included more or fewer Ideas under the same Name. Temperance, for Example, was by some confin’d to Eating & Drinking, while by others it was extended to mean the […]

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August 1st, 2021 · No Comments

“Let us preserve our reputation by performing our engagements; our credit by fulfilling our contracts; and friends by gratitude and kindness; for we know not how soon we may again have occasion for all of them.” – Benjamin Franklin, “Letter to Samuel Mather”, May 12, 1784 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 31st, 2021 · No Comments

“Ambition and avarice are each of them strong Passions, and when they are united in the same Persons, and have the same Objects in view for their Gratification, they are too strong for Public Spirit and Love of Country, and are apt to produce the most violent Factions and Contentions.” – Benjamin Franklin, “Letter to […]

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July 30th, 2021 · No Comments

“Industry and constant Employment are great Preservatives of the Morals and Virtue of a Nation.” – Benjamin Franklin, “Information for Those Who Would Remove to America” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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July 19th, 2021 · No Comments

“A Suedish Minister having assembled the Chiefs of the Sasquehanah Indians, made a Sermon to them, acquainting them with the principal historical Facts on which our Religion is founded, such as the Fall of our first Parents by Eating an Apple, the Coming of Christ to repair the Mischief, his Miracles and Suffering, &c. When […]

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July 18th, 2021 · No Comments

“Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the Perfection of Civility; they think the same of theirs. Perhaps if we could examine the manners of different Nations with Impartiality, we should find no People so rude as to be without any Rules of Politeness; nor any so polite as […]

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June 24th, 2021 · No Comments

“Men I find to be a Sort of Beings very badly constructed, as they are generally more easily provok’d than reconcil’d, more disposed to do Mischief to each other than to make Reparation, much more easily deceiv’d than undeceiv’d, and having more Pride and even Pleasure in killing than in begetting one another; for without […]

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June 21st, 2021 · No Comments

“If Five Louis-d’ors may be of present Service to you, please draw on me for that Sum, and your Bill shall be paid on Sight. Some time or other you may have an Opportunity of assisting with an equal Sum a stranger who has equal need of it. Do so. By that means you will […]

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June 14th, 2021 · No Comments

“The rapid Progress true Science now makes, occasions my regretting sometimes that I was born so soon. It is impossible to imagine the Height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the Power of Man over Matter. We may perhaps learn to deprive large Masses of their Gravity, and give them absolute Levity, […]

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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 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 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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