Quotations from Poor Richard's Almanack
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
- Little strokes, Fell great oaks.
- Failure to prepare, is preparing to fail.
- Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
- Three good meals a day is bad living.
- He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
- Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- You cannot pick roses without fear of thorns.
- Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.
- Love your enemy for they tell you your faults.
- A full belly makes a dull brain.
- Doing an Injury puts you below your Enemy,
Revenging one makes you but even with him;
Forgiving it sets you above him.
- Fish and visitors stink after three days.
- A good example is the best sermon.
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- What thou would not have done to thee, do not the same good man to me.
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