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" So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business, but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, "keep his nose all his life to the grindstone,... "
Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth - Page 7
by Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - Education - 1872
...we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if ho knows not how to save as lie gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone,...' A fat kitchen makes a lean will ; ' and, ' Many eeta-es nrę spent in the petting, Since wouicu lor tea for.-onk °- :miiu HM! kuitiin?, And -luii...
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Lives of the Governors of Pennsylvania: With the Incidental History of the ...

William Crawford Armor - Governors - 1872 - 512 pages
...faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. If one knows not how to save as he gets, he may keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and...a groat at last. A fat kitchen makes a lean will. Women and wine, game and deceit, Make the wealth small, and the want great. What maintains one vice...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...these we must add Frugality, if we would make our Industry more certainly successful. A Man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his Nose all...a Groat at last. A fat Kitchen makes a lean Will, as Poor Richard says; and Many Estates are spent in the Getting, Since Women for Tea forsook Spinning...
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Preaching Proverbs: Wisdom for the Pulpit

Alyce M. McKenzie - Religion - 1996 - 170 pages
...learn in no other, and scarce in that." "Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it." "Many estates are spent in the getting, since women for tea forsook spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsook hewing and splitting." "Time-enough always proves little enough."...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...Grindstone, and die not worth a Groat at last. A fat Kitchen makes a lean Will, as Poor Richard says; and, Many Estates are spent in the Getting, Since Women for Tea Jorsook Spinning and Knitting, And Men for Punch forsook Hewing and Splitting. If you would be wealthy,...
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Language @t work: language learning, discourse and translation studies in ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 325 pages
...of reproach, which clearly points out that tea as well as punch were at one time corrupting forces: Many estates are spent in the getting, since women, for tea, forsook spinning and knitting, and men, for punch, forsook hewing and splitting. (Oxford Diet. 1 970:509) The origin of...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...these we must add frugality, if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all...a groat at last. A fat kitchen makes a lean will, as Poor Pvichard says; and, Many estates are spent in the getting, Since women for tea forsook spinning...
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Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American ...

Jerome M. Segal - Philosophy - 2003 - 289 pages
...save. "We must add Frugality, if we would make our Industry more certainly successful. A Man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his Nose all...the Grindstone, and die not worth a Groat at last. ... If you would be wealthy . . . think of Saving as well as Getting." Note that here Franklin is advocating...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 608 pages
...concluded to send you a spinning-wheel." As Poor Richard would soon phrase it in his first almanac: "Many estates are spent in the getting/ Since women for tea forsook spinning and knitting."28 The virtue of frugality was also one of young Franklin's favorite themes in his newspaper...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 pages
...for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. dustry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all...getting, Since women for tea forsook spinning and knitting, And men for punch forsook hewing and splitting. If you would be wealthy, think of saving...
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