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"The Way to Wealth" is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat...

 in 1758. It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac
Poor Richard's Almanac
Poor Richard's Almanack was a yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of "Poor Richard" or "Richard Saunders" for this purpose. The publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758...

 during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by "Father Abraham" to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar today. The essay's advice is based on the themes of work ethic and frugality.

Some phrases from the almanac quoted in "The Way to Wealth" include:
  • "There are no gains, without pains"
  • "One today is worth two tomorrows"
  • "Time is money
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  • "A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things"
  • "Get what you can, and what you get hold"
  • "i like dirty women"
  • "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright"
  • "Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today"
  • "The eye of a master will do more work than both his hands"
  • "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise"
  • "For want of a nail..."

External links

  • The Way to Wealth complete text online
  • Benjamin Franklin quotes on Wikiquote
    Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. Based on an idea by Daniel Alston and implemented by Brion Vibber, the goal of the project is to produce collaboratively a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books,...