Benjamin Franklin

Monday, 31st December 2012

Benjamin Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth”

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Articles, Habits, Personal Finance, Wealth Building

Courteous Reader,

I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. This pleasure I have seldom enjoyed; for tho’ I have been, if I may say it without vanity, an eminent author of almanacs annually now a full quarter of a century, my brother authors in the same way, for what reason I know not, have ever been very sparing in their applauses; and no other author has taken the least notice of me, so that did not my writings produce me some solid pudding, the great deficiency of praise would have quite discouraged me.[…]

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Saturday, 15th September 2012

Virtues by Benjamin Franklin

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Habits

Benjamin Franklin was a man of many roles – printer, author, philosopher, scientist, inventor, diplomat and politician to name a few. One of the most bold and arduous projects he undertook was to arrive at moral perfection. He wanted to live without committing any fault at any time and to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom or company might lead him into. As he knew, or thought he knew, what was right and wrong, he did not see why he might not always do the one and avoid the other.[…]

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Monday, 24th May 2010

Quotes Benjamin Franklin

Written by George Traganidas Topics: Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
— Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
— Benjamin Franklin

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
— Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
— Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
— Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
— Benjamin Franklin

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