In 1758, Benjamin Franklin, the original blogger, wrote an essay called The Way To Wealth. The essay is basically a collection of advice and adages from 25 years of Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac.
I’m presenting it here because most of what Franklin said in 1758 is still applicable today. Especially the themes of hard work and frugality.
Here are some notable quotes:
- “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship”
- “Gain may be temporary and uncertain, but ever while you live, expense is
constant and certain”.
- “Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy”.
Here is a text version of The Way To Wealth =>: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/coretexts/_files/resources/texts/1758%20Franklin%20Wealth.pdf
At six pages long it is a short and helpful read.
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