Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Hints to those that would be Rich (1736).
Contributed by: Zaady
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.
Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759
A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can never be spent.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1741.
Empty the coins in your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with coins.
Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten.
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