Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Remember When . . . Poor Richard Ruled the Day?

Yes, more from Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack today. Largely because it's two hours after my usual posting time, and I have no other brilliant ideas. =)

Beware! Beware! He’ll cheat without scruple, who can without fear.

As pride increases, fortune declines.

Ambition often spends foolishly what avarice had wickedly collected.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Death takes no bribes.

A good example is the best sermon.

All would live long, but none would be old.

A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough. 

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

Beware of him who is slow to anger; he is angry for something, and will not be pleased for nothing.
(In other words, don't make Roseanna mad! ;-)

Danger is sauce for prayers.

Bad commentators spoil the best of books.

Approve not of him who commends all you say.

And my favorite from this batch . . .

Clean your finger, before you point at my spots.

Happy Wednesday, all! Hope ol' Ben's wisdom brightens your day. =)

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