Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.
Contributed by: Zaady
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
A false friend and a shadow stay around only while the sun shines.
An empty bag cannot stand upright.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1740
It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
Source: Autobiography, Ch. 5.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
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