The Way to Wealth: Plus Selected Proverbs and Important Musings on the Nature of Industry and Frugality Benjamin Franklin

ISBN: 9781497418790

Published: March 22nd 2014

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The Way to Wealth: Plus Selected Proverbs and Important Musings on the Nature of Industry and Frugality  by  Benjamin Franklin

The Way to Wealth: Plus Selected Proverbs and Important Musings on the Nature of Industry and Frugality by Benjamin Franklin
March 22nd 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781497418790 | 9.15 Mb

We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly, and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However let us hearken to good advice, andMoreWe are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly, and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement.

However let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us- God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his almanac of 1733. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service. But idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments or amusements, that amount to nothing.

Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for thats the stuff life is made of, as Poor Richard says. How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep! forgetting that the sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest prodigality, since, as he elsewhere tells us, lost time is never found again, and what we call time-enough, always proves little enough: let us then be up and be doing, and doing to the purpose- so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.



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