He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Sept. 1758.
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There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Source: Letter to Josiah Quincy, 11 Sept. 1783
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native lustre about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted.
Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Source: Remark to John Hancock at the signing of Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
Source: Poor Richard's Almanack
Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.
Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.
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