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A word from our sponsor. January 2, 2012

Posted by ourfriendben in Ben Franklin, wit and wisdom.
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It’s me, Richard Saunders of Poor Richard’s Almanac fame, here to start your new year off right with a few words of wisdom from our hero and blog mentor, the great Benjamin Franklin. Take them to heart, and you’ll enjoy a healthy, productive, and prosperous year!

“If you’d know the value of money, go and borrow some.”

“The horse thinks one thing, and he that saddles him another.”

“Love thy neighbour; yet don’t pull down your hedge.”

“A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.”

“He that doth what he should not, shall feel what he would not.”

“Where sense is wanting, every thing is wanting.”

“For age and want save while you may; no morning sun lasts a whole day.”

“Do not squander time, for that’s what life is made of.”

“Think of three things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.”

“If you would be loved, love and be loveable.”

“He that would travel much, should eat little.”

“Speak little, do much.”

“Two dry sticks will burn a green one.”

“Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger.”

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

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better man.”

Finally, here’s one just for the election year:

“In rivers & bad governments, the lightest things swim at [the] top.”

A happy New Year to you all!


                               Richard Saunders