Benjamin Franklin - Way to Wealth
The following are nuggets of advice written two hundred years ago by Benjamin Franklin. Before you condemn this words for the written date or personal failures of the man, see if any sound familiar or sound like good advice...
"God helps those who help themselves."
"God gives all things to industry."
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright."
"Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy."
"One today is worth two tomorrows."
"Employ thy time well if thou meanst to gain leisure."
"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things."
"There are no gains without pains."
"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
"...by diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable; and a little strokes fell great oaks."
"Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities."
"You may call them goods, but if you do not take care, they will prove evils to some of you."
"When the well's run dry, they know the worth of water."
"For age and want, save while you may; no morning sun last a whole day."
"..do not depend too much upon your own industry and frugality and prudence, though excellent things, for they may all be blasted without the blessings of heaven."