Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that. If you were a servant would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Industry gives comfort and plenty and respect. The Almanack also had a strong cultural and economic impact in the years following publication. This lesson plan may be used to address the academic standards listed below. Cut the wings of your hens and hopes, lest they lead you a weary dance after them. But many pitch on no course of life at all, nor form any scheme of living, by which to attain any valuable end; but wander perpetually from one thing to another. If you would reap praise you must sow the seeds, Gentle words and useful deeds.
Tis easy to frame a good bold resolution; but hard is the Task that concerns execution. Many a man would have been worse if his estate had been better. Direct students to select a proverb from the list and write a paraphrase of it, making sure that a reader will have no doubt about what Franklin meant. In the affairs of this world men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it. And by such a manner, you can seldom hope to recommend yourself in pleasing your hearers, or to persuade those whose concurrence you desire. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing. Suspicion may be no Fault, but shewing it may be a great one.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the Philosophers-Stone. If thou injurest Conscience, it will have its Revenge on thee. When befriended, remember it; When you befriend, forget it. With his flood of words and his drop of reason. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.
The wolf sheds his coat once a year, his disposition never. Leeds himself that he would die, not on the 17th, but on October 26. It includes an outstanding timeline, links to Franklin's writings, classroom enrichment activities and even experiments that would make a nice science or social studies lesson. There are no fools so troublesome as those that have wit. Drink Water, Put the Money in your Pocket, and leave the Dry- bellyache in the Punchbowl.
And a strange Kindred that all are good in it. The poor have little, Beggars none; The rich too much, Enough not one. He was known, among other writings, for his annual almanac, into which he sprinkled proverbs, or aphorisms—some of which Franklin had heard and then modified, others of which he created. As sore places meet most rubs, proud folks meet most affronts. I never saw an oft-transplanted tree, nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as those that settled be. Tis a strange Forest that has no rotten Wood in it.
No Resolution of Repenting hereafter can be sincere. Some Books against Deism fell into my Hands; they were said to be the Substance of Sermons preached at Boyle's Lectures. For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my Humility. Later editions of the Almanack would claim that Leeds had died and that the person claiming to be Leeds was an impostor; Leeds, in fact, died in 1738, which prompted Franklin to applaud the supposed impostor for ending his ruse. Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason. This means that people who have too much pride in themselves want others to fail or lack in confidence. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
The rotten apple spoils his companion. Be civil to all, serviceable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none. These short explanations and reactions demonstrate understanding of the sayings, and set the stage for writing their own. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. A man in a passion rides a mad horse. He that pursues two hares at once, does not catch one and lets the other go. Were his actions in support of the colonies justifiable? Vain-glory flowereth but beareth no fruit.
Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. Discuss his use of reason to explain things and conduct his life. He that best understands the world, least likes it. Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure when he is really selling himself a slave to it.
The too obliging temper is evermore disobliging itself. It is better to take many injuries than to give one. Fear to do ill, and you need fear nought else. If you would have a faithful servant and one that you like — serve yourself. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. It happened that they wrought an Effect on me quite contrary to what was intended by them: For the Arguments of the Deists which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me much Stronger than the Refutations.