A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.
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If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, July 1735.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.
The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.
Source: Autobiography, 1731-1759, ch 1.
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