If you would reap praise you must sow the seeds, Gentle words and useful deeds. As pride increases, fortune declines. Anger and folly walk cheek by jowl; Repentance treads on both their heels. Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault or acknowledge himself in an error. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that have not wit enough to be honest. No longer virtuous no longer free; is a Maxim as true with regard to a private Person as a Common-wealth. There are three faithful friends — An old wife, an old dog, and ready money. An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Learn of the skilful: He that teaches himself, hath a fool for his master. On his off time he enjoys working out, reading, writing and spending time with his dog. Pat became interested in personal finance after several costly mistakes early in his military career that could have been avoided by a basic understanding of personal finance. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. Example 4: The Writing on My Forehead By Nafisa Haji Nafisa Haji provides us an example of aphorism in her novel The Writing on My Forehead. Diligence overcomes difficulties, Sloth makes them. Everyone thought he was good of course until we saw him play.
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. He is a governor that governs his passions, and he is a servant that serves them. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. Best is the Tongue that feels the rein; He that talks much, must talk in vain; We from the wordy Torrent fly: Who listens to the chattering Pye? All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful. Drunkenness, that worst of evils, makes some men fools, some beasts, some devils.
The Wise and Brave dares own that he was wrong. Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence. Silks and satins, scarlet and velvets have put out the kitchen fire. The wheel that's about to fall off makes the most noise. I endeavor'd to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such Demand that I reap'd considerable Profit from it, vending annually near ten Thousand. Pain wastes the Body, Pleasures the Understanding.
In the early editions of Poor Richard's Almanack, predicting and falsely reporting the deaths of these astrologers—much to their dismay—was something of a running joke. It tells us that it is useless to have regrets about the past, and we should move on with our lives for a better present and future. After crosses and losses Men grow humbler and wiser. Half the truth is often a great lie. A lie stands on one leg, Truth on two. Tim was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages.
He who multiplies riches multiplies cares. The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends. However, if one continues to commit the same errors especially if knowingly , then that's a sign of evil. There is only what is. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. He that lives upon hope will die fasting. Those who are feared are hated.
Here are five of our favorite pearls of wisdom from Franklin, and what you can learn from them. Of learned Fools I have seen ten times ten, Of unlearned wise men I have seen a hundred. During the colonial days, people depended on almanacs for weather forecasts. The learned fool writes his nonsense in better languages than the unlearned; but still it is nonsense. It is better to take many injuries than to give one. He that falls in love with himself, will have no Rivals. If what most men admire they would despise, It would look as if mankind were growing wise.