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McClurg & Co. .Uniform with this Volume Axioms and Aphorisms from the Great Emancipator for Every Day in the Year. C. . Compiled by WalMr* $1. A. .00 lace Rice. The Lincoln Year Book. Chicago .




A. 1907.f2- Copyright. C. 1907 BEQUEST OF SAMUEL SIGILMAN FEBRUARY 14. R. 1941 BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARV ^tZ Su^^ o l$xnt (Tfje ILafcfSttif R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY CHICAGO . McClurg & Co. Published October 12.

What good can I do it? . for self's sake.Deny self. The noblest question in in the world is.


.JANUARY But dost thou love time. life ? Then do not squander for that is the stuff life is made of.


SECOND Drink water. in- FIF TH give advice.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JANUARY FIRS T Resolve to perform what you ought. THIRD He of that idly loses five shillings' worth shillings. FOURTH Industry pays debts. time loses five and might as prudently throw five shillings into the sea. but give conduct. while despair creaseth them. fail perform without what you resolve. We may we can not A E .

serve yourself. thy shop and thy shop will keep . secret. if two of NINTH They that will not be counselled can not be helped.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JANUARY SIXTH Necessity never made a good bargain. If EIGHTH Three may keep a them be dead. TENTH Keep thee. and one that you like. SB VE NTH you would have a faithful servant.

. TWELF TH you would know the value go and try to borrow some. old young man will be a young old F O U RTE It is EN T H chimneys than easier to build two in fuel. to keep one * FIF Add frugality. they know the of water.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JANUARY ELE VENT H When worth the well is dry. If of money. TH I R TEENTH An man. TEENTH if we would make our industry certainly successful.

to every one has courage enough and . make a business of it. other people's afflictions. S E VE It NT E E N T H if is prodigious the quantity of good that may be done by one man. A man's own care NINE TEENTH Covetousness is ever attended with solicitude and anxiety.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JANUARY SIXTEENTH He that can have patience can have what he will. he will EI G H TEEN T H is profitable. TWE NT I E T H To bear spare.

but by want of . \[^i' TWENTY-FI F TH Avoid extremes.SIXTH In the affairs of this world men it. soon gets TWENTY-FO U R TH Creditors have better memories than debtors. are saved. TWE N TY-TH I RD Always taking out never putting in of the meal tub and to the bottom.SECOND Wealth is not his that has it. TWENTY. but his that enjoys it. TWENTY. not by faith.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JANUARY TWE NT Y FIRS - T There are lazy minds as well as lazy bodies.

SE VEN T H What iences vast additions to the conven- and comforts of living might mankind have acquired.EI G H TH A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees. and grace thee. is to leave TH I R TY FIRS - T Be not disturbed at trifles. let not that THIRTIETH Not to oversee workmen them your purse open. if the money spent in war had been employed in works of public utility. TWENTY-NINTH Grace thou thy house. TWENTY.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JANUARY TWENTY. .

is the do- .FEBRUARY The most acceptable service of God ing good to man.

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the mother of good luck.

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how many

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seldom disappointed.


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provocations and disturbances upon almost every occa-


meets with









why ? because she has

fine teeth.





Tolerate no uncleanliness.



father convinced


that nothing


which was not honest.

may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life
to the grindstone.

A man

Keep your eyes open
half-shut afterwards.

before marriage,


Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

that nation, fortunate that age,

history is not diverting.

Search others
for thy vices.
for their virtues, thyself


be quiet and respect each

other's rights.

In this country

are not so afraid of

being laughed


so we must for every idle silence. 5E VENTEENTH mouse diligence and patience the ate in two the cable. TWENT I E TH Let thy discontents be thy secrets. By EIGHTEENTH It is of the essence of envy to be un- easy and disquieted. . NINE TEENTH As we must account for every idle word.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK FEBRUARY SIXTEENTH Hast thou virtue? acquire also the graces and beauties of virtue.

to old age. think of savas well as getting. ing If TWEN TY-THIRD As year. TWENTY.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK FEBRUARY TWENTY. it will be incurable this because of years past. .F O U R T H Tricks and treachery are the practice have not wit enough to be of fools that honest.F I F T H Avoid trifling conversation. TWENTY.SECOND you would be wealthy.FIRS Want of T care does us more damage than want of knowledge. TWEN T Y.

strong. and velvets. scarlet fire. put out the kitchen TWENTY.S B VENT H Let thy handmaid be and homely. . TWENTY.SIX T H Silks and satins.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK FEBRUARY TWENTY. TWENTY-NINTH Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter. faithful.EI G H T H Forbear resenting injuries as much as you think they deserve.

as all that is truly beautiful. . can only result from order.MARCH All true happiness.


will do more work than both FIF rH It is foolish to lay out of money in a pur- chase repentance. . SECOND We and know not how soon we may have a fresh occasion for friends. conof the folly of being on bad terms is to live with those one with continually. for credit. WQ ^ y FOUR T H The eye of a master his hands. for reputation.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MARCH FIRS Opportunity is T the great bawd. THIRD I vinced found myself obliged to comply.

TENTH Remember that credit is money. SE VBNTH Whenever we attempt to amend the scheme of Providence. EIGHTH It man would not be altogether absurd if a were to thank God for his vanity the other comforts of life. lest we do more harm than good. among NINTH Let thy child's first lesson be obedience. and the second will be what thou wilt.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MARCH SIXTH Hard names and many were bestowed on me. we had need be circumspect. .

and all he rejects are false. hands. FOUR TEENTH A man must have a great deal of vanity who believes. perhaps. help. and a good deal of boldness who affirms. that all the doctrines he holds are true. There are no gains without pains then have no lands. if your own windows are glass.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MARCH EL E VE NTH . FIF TEENTH There are numbers. . for I TWELF TH The way to wealth. if you desire it. fear less the being in hell than out of fashion. TH I R TEE NTH Don't throw stones at your neighbors. is as plain as the way to market. who.

EI G H I TEEN T H it would rather have said. TWENTIETH Fondness malevolence for ourselves. and with suspicion when honesty would set it right. He died rich. i NINE TE E NTH Ignorance is often attended with cre- dulity when knavery would mislead it. than. I rather than to others. . He lived — H ' ' - i • i usefully. take to be the general source of censure and backbiting.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MARCH SIXTEEN T H you can gain the great to an exemplary life. wonderful changes will follow in the manners of the lower ranks. If SE YEN TEEN T H Form the pronunciation of youth on the best models.

I TWEN TY-TH Wise and good men of RD are the strength a state. pays interest for the use of it. she will surely rap your knuckles. TWENTY.SIXTH The greater the common fashionable of a rank of people. like ropes of onions. expense more . to liberty. the cautious they are of marriage.FO If U R TH you will not hear Reason. TWENTY.F I F TH possesses anything he has bought. that He TWENTY.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MARCH TWENTY. TWENTY.SECOND Not being used not how to make they know a modest use of it.FIRS T Ideas will string themselves.

to dullness .S E VENTH Eat not vation. But what a case her! is he in that doth have . the morn in dressing of her And And God sit at dinner like a maiden bride.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MARCH TWENTY. talk of nothing all in his day but of pride mercy may do much to save . TWENTY-NINTH Those who can not labor for those get it. And spend head.E I GH TH To distress is to weaken. her. drink not to ele- TWENTY. land must who have THIRTIETH He that by the plough would thrive Himself must either hold or drive. TH I R TY FIRS - T She that will eat her breakfast in her bed.

APRIL Be ing. slower in chang- . slow in choosing a friend.


whistle. and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries. F I F TH Sloth shortens life. THIRD Continual dropping wears away stones. SECOND Buy what thou hast no need of.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK APRIL FIRS He T for his has paid dear. very dear. . FOURTH The riches of a country are to be valued by the quantity of labor its inhabitants are able to purchase.

estates are spent in the getting. for tea forsook spinning and for And men 111111111' punch forsook hewing and "iiifip splitting. well if thou meanest NINTH Most people dislike vanity in others. EI G H TH Employ thy time to gain leisure. TENTH Many have been good pennyworths. money. of it whatever share they have them- 0} o\> selves. raised from all. SB V BNTH I em a The public all. ruined by buying .THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK APRIL SIXTH Many Since women knitting. belongs to ^m.

an wife. and you shall have corn to sell and keep. old TWELF TH Plough deep while sluggards sleep.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK APRIL E LE VE NT H There are three faithful friends. often keeps another in the FIF TEENTH will die fast- He ing. (f FO U R TEENTH One sword scabbard. Monday recommended me to the master. an old dog. TH I R TE E NTH Never making a St. that lives upon hopes . and ready money.

SE VENTEENTH of Talents for the education the gift of youth are God. the doctor takes the fee. TWE NT I E TH God heals. he the of Having plenty of Mj was not jealous merit in others. appearance of NINE TEENTH should have no objection to a repetition of life from the beginning.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK APRIL SIX TEEN T H Those who have much business must have much pardon. E I G H TEENTH merit in himself. . only asking the advantages authors have in a revised I edition to correct some faults in the first.

THIRD Sloth.. like rust. send. great observers of set days and times. but never the good fortune to TWE N TY. TWENTY..FIF TH If you would have your business done.„ labor wears.FOURTH Creditors are a superstitious set.SECOND Ambition has satisfy us. indeed. not.. TWENTY.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK APRIL TWENTY.FI R S T It is a long peace. its disappointments to sour us. TWENTY. consumes faster than '. if go. . that has no ending. as well as a long lane.

TH I R TIE TH He that goes a.EI G H TH * i *-•--' r - • i •* -i Opinions should be judged influences and effects. .THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK APRIL TWENTY.SEVENTH Nothing gives pleasure as to an author so great find his works respectfully quoted by others. TWENTY. the us love one another. TWENTY.SIXTH In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. of by their TWENTY-NINTH The fewer our more let old friends become.borrowing goes a- sorrowing.

but a right that belongs laws of God and nature. not a gift bestowed upon us by to us by the .MAY Freedom is other men.


. THIRD had a tolerable character to begin with. Three removes are as bad as a SECOND I never saw an oft-removed tree settled Nor yet an oft-removed family That throve as well as those that be. and deterI \^u mined to preserve it.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MAY FIRS T fire. . F I F TH God gives all things to industry. I valued it properly. FOURTH There are croakers in every country.

and a great deal more saucy. EI G H Since thou 1 TH sure of a minute. All TENTH He always speaks the thing he means.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MAY SIXTH Pride is as loud a beggar as Want. which he is never afraid or ashamed to do. because he knows he always means well. art not throw not away an hour. NINTH wars are follies. . S E VE NTH This year the stone blind shall see but very little. very expensive and very mischievous ones.

F O UR I TEENTH in am apt to speak the singular number. TWELF TH Women Make the and wine. FIF It TEENTH in is no more a man's power to think than to look like another. wealth small and the want great. . game and deceit.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MAY ELE VENT H The passions can never fix us in a of proper composure and acquiescence mind. TH I R TEENTH The sleeping fox catches no poultry.

to those in TWE N TIE T H To receive credit and character as a I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal. always bright. NINE TEE NTH Small things appear great small circumstances.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MAY SIX TEEN T H Scandal. as Poor EIGH TEEN T H There should be a mutual dependence between governors and governed. . but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. like other virtues. its own reward. is in part SE YEN TEEN T H is The used key Richard says. tradesman.

F I F T H • - - - . TWENTY SECOND I never was without some religious principles...THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MAY TWENTY..FIRS T thought so meanly of him for it. TWENTY-TH l RD He that would thrive must ask his wife.. - TWENTY F O UR TH These might all be good things. . - rr| . when I afterward came into his situation. that. .. TWENTY.._ I wished to live without committing a fault. I I took care never to imitate it. but g they were not the kind of good things I expected. .

TWENTY-NINTH The day comes around aware.F I R S One to-day is T worth two to-morrows.SIXTH It is certain that no country finer in the world produces naturally than ours. before you are THIR TIE T H At a great pennyworth pause a while. . TWENTY. spirits TWENTY.SEVENTH Let the fair sex be assured that I shall always treat them and their affairs with the utmost decency and respect.EIGHTH Heavy taxes tend to diminish a people.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK MAY TWENTY. TH I R TY.

is sufficient to make a man great. and happy.JUNE Virtue alone glorious. .


. THIRD Long effect habits of virtue have a sensible on the countenance. T let not that drive JR^ SECOND Libraries have improved the general conversation of the American. FOURTH Laziness drives so slowly that Poverty soon overtakes him. and perhaps have contributed some degree to the stand so generally made through the country in defence of in their privileges. thee. made the common tradesmen and telligent as farmers as in- most gentlemen from other countries.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JUNE FIRS Drive thy business.

and tarry but a place. live expense is constant SIXTH you have bought one you must buy ten more. SE When fine thing VBNTH Your life Take care valuable one.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JUNE FIFTH While you and certain. a little . is a EIGHTH being free from care and labor. are the mainsprings Hope of of most people's industry. NINTH Visit while in seldom. with fear of penury. of yourself.

ELE Vital virtue. VE NTH religion is when orthodoxy has always suffered more regarded than TWELF TH What great difference can there be between putting yourself up. as such. or putting your neighbor down? THIRTEENTH There are little follies in the behavior most men which their best friends are too tender to acquaint them with. .THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JUNE TENTH Virtue is the best guard against the many evils incident to us. of FOUR TEENTH An author. ought to be tried by the merit of his productions only.

to be some charm in the SIXTEENTH no clown that drives the plough.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JUNE FIF TFEN TH There seems peculiar conceit of finding money. Few NINE TEENT H What misfortune in your pleasures has sent you to philosophy for relief? . but he that does clownish things. because we have not courage enough to discover How many our dislikes? EI G H TEENTH who are against me but those have reason to fear me. is He SE YEN TEE N T H impertinences do we daily suffer with great uneasiness.

TWENTY-THIRD At the last amined did.SECOND What maintains one vice would bring up two children.F I F TH As love to going it. for day we shall not be exwhat we thought.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JUNE TWE NT I E TH Money can beget money. whole day. no boys ' must do it. but all on petty errands.F O He U R TH who rightly only loves himself well and judiciously loves himself. TWENTY. but what we & TWENTY.FIRS No morning sun lasts the T Forage and want save while you may. TWENTY. TWENTY. P9S? 1 .

SIXTH Don't you the right? know that all wives are in TWENTY. . ure and pain produced with intention and design.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JUNE TWENTY.SEVENTH Self-denial is really the highest gratificatipn. THIRTIETH Beware of little expenses. self- TWENTY.EI G H TH It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. TWENTY-NINTH Natural good and evil are pleasure and pain moral good and evil are pleas.

JULY A new error. truth is a truth. an old error is an .


. Fi F TH All property seems to me to be the creature of public convention. FOURTH They that to obtain a little can give up essential liberty temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JULY FIRS Leisure useful. is T time for doing something SECOND Lying rides upon Debt's back. THIRD Industry need not wish.

wards the support of . and they will follow you. like TEN TH He can of society have no rights to the benefits who will not pay his club toit. We SB YEN TH Fly pleasures. NINTH a dramatic piece. Life. but it should end handsomely.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JULY SIXTH may dislike things that are nevertheless right in themselves. EI G H Never leave that till TH to-morrow which you can do to-day. should not only be conducted with regularity.

that money is of the pro- generating nature.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JULY ELE It is VE NT H first it. easier to suppress the desire than to satisfy all that follow TWELF TH Remember lific. . FIF TEENTH to We should not suffer pride prevent our progress in science. THIRTEENTH Who self? has deceived thee as oft as thy- FO U RTEENTH the greater progress from that clearness of head and quicker greater apprehension which usually attend temI made perance in eating and drinking.

T£T E I G H T E EN T H Pill What learning. is wit. TEE NTH their faults .THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JULY SIX TBENTH inliiy^iiiii His great excellence lay in a sound understanding and solid judgment in pru- ^\ iiiiiP Lt^ pill dential matters. SE YEN TEEN T H ~XQ Industry. The . or wealth. not one. or form. and prudent economy in a wife are a fortune. frugality. There are none without TWEN TIE TH ideas of aggrandizement by conquest are out of fashion. or when compared to virtue ? NINE no. both public and private.

and shall scarce overtake his business at — TWENTY-T H I RD Above rels. that riseth late must trot all day.F I R S If T fruit you can perceive the evil.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JULY TWENTY. don't terrify yourself that the tree may be TWBN TY. to bed supperless than rise TWENTY.SECOND He night. most probably r a very bad one. r . all things I dislike family quar- TWENTY FOURTH - Rather go in debt.F I F T H escaped being a poet. to be good. I or .

EI G H T H The world already. T . TWENTY. Hope is up one pair of stairs.SIXTH Happiness in this life depends rather upon internals than externals.F I RS The event God only knows. TH I R TIE TH Remember Job suffered and was af- terwards prosperous.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK JULY TWENTY. TWENTY SEVENTH "- Pride is the ground floor . TH I RTY. is too full of compliments TWENTY-NINTH Conversation warms the mind.

justly. and. .AUGUST Use no hurtful deceit. think innocently and speak accordingly. if you speak.


SECOND Many people lead bad lives that would gladly lead good ones. know THIRD Sloth makes all things difficult. F I F TH The cat in gloves catches no mice. . but do not how to make the change. we had need be circumspect. FOURTH Get what you can.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK AUGUST FIRS T Whenever we attempt to amend the scheme of Providence. lest we do more harm than good. into gold. and what you get hold Tis the stone that will turn all your lead .

a good neighbor and friend. It to see SB V E NT H Most people have naturally some virtues. and governed his Providence. he made by the world. a good subject or citizen. . but none have naturally all the virtues. a good child. NINTH Pride is a folly soon punished. EI G H T H There of is no rank in natural equal dignity and knowledge importance with that of being a good parent. TENTH I never doubted the existence that it of the Deity. a good husband or wife.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK AUGUST SIXTH has been a pleasure to me good workmen use their tools.

perhaps through fear thought to have but little. TH I R TEE NTH A man is a c sometimes more generous little when he has money than when he of Lo-l \[^u has plenty. being FOUR TE E NTH Trust betrayed is trust bestowed.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK AUGUST ELE VENT H Good wives and good made by good husbands. . F I F TE EN TH I love to hear of every good thing that tends to increase the number of good people. plantations are V> TWELF TH Luxury should never be suffered to % r^k become common.

NINE TEENTH Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. . EI G H TEENTH is Plain honest truth of a not the character compliment. But little boats should keep near shore.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK AUGUST SIX TEEN TH body is not make us happy of itself. TWE NT I E TH The mob hate instruction. of Health sufficient to S E V EN TEEN TH Cut off all unnecessary actions.EI R S T Vessels large may venture more. TWENTY.

SIX T H Many.SECOND There was never yet a truly great man who was not at the same time truly virtuous. their wits only. without labor.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK AUGUST TWENTY. TWEN T Y.F I F T H A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. would live by break for want . sist his poor enough TWENT Y Fools - F O UR TH and wise make feasts men eat them. sufficient by his labor is a piece of land to sub- family in plenty. to work for a master. TWENTY. TWEN TY-T H I R D No man who can have of his own. but they of stock.

benefit others TWENTY.EIGHTH Be little burdensome and essentially useful to friends. A small leak will TH I R T Y.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK AUGUST TWENTY. TWENTY-NINTH He that hath a trade hath an estate. L=^ TH I R TIE T H sink a great ship. and overpowers .FIRS T among The great body of intelligence our people surrounds our petty dissensions.SEVENTH Speak not but what may or yourself.

woman. the proof of The proof of gold is fire . .SEPTEMBER the proof of a a man. a woman. gold.





What we






At the working-man's house hunger
looks in but dares not enter.





that hath a calling hath



of profit

and honor.

Let no

man flatter the age with prethat we have arrived at a perfec-

tion of discoveries.




ing against one fault, prised by another.

was employed in guardwas often surI


on vanity sups on







please everybody



to give,

he gave expectations.

The foolish part of mankind will make wars from time to time with each other, not having sense enough otherwise to
settle their differences.

ought always to do what appears best to be done, without much regarding


what others may think



a stranger who that has equal need of Do so. means you will TWE L F T H Stick to it steadily. T H I R TEE NTH political Moral and differ.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK SEPTEMBER E LB VBNTH of assist- You may have an opportunity ing with an equal sum it. FOUR TEE NTH Friends have been QQLgP my treasure. . Enjoin him to do the same upon occasion. By discharge any obligation you may suppose yourself under to me. By pursuing such a practice much good may be done with a little money. sometimes and are sometimes both subdued rights by might.

5E VENTEE NTH I "Blessed are the peacemakers." is. SIX TEEN T H Never be discouraged.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK SEPTEMBER F I F T E E NTH There are minds who would give credit to a man that lived 3000 years ago. to be understood in the other world. or even to a friend. EI G H The truth TEENTH may not always be proper. suppose. surest way to obtain liberal from others is vigorously to help help our- . NINE TEENTH The selves. rather than to a neighbor. for in this they are frequently cursed. or at 3000 leagues distance.

. T TWENTY. TWENTY. thefts.'X.". — "V l " .. I lowed. U R TH but those None abuse confidence who TWEN TY-F I FT H Let all your things have their places. TWENTY. . | II ".SECOND Frauds than simple are vastly a ZET c more pernicious I.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK SEPTEMBER TWB NT I E T H When enough.FIRS Time will smooth away all difficulties. it was alenemy said he had give him a rising blow. ' . even after an to was a boxing boy.i TWENTY-THIRD Reconciliation is a sweet expression..FO possess it.

charity.SIX TH Let us mind our own business.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK SEPTEMBER TWENTY. than charity upon TWENTY. THIRTIETH . TWENTY. He TWEN TY-NIN TH Virtue is not secure until its practice has become a habitude.SB VENTH Hope and faith may be more firmly grounded upon hope and faith.E I G H TH will that has once done you a kindness be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.

OCTOBER may cause a great mischief : for want of a nail the shoe was lost. . for want of a horse little A neglect the rider was lost. for want of a shoe the horse was lost.


in something . would you not a good master should catch you idle ? Are you not your own master? If be ashamed that FOURTH prejudices of disrespect between nations prevail only among the inferior ranks. The F I F TH Be always employed useful. SECOND The whim cheapness of suited it. wealthy. and wise.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK OCTOBER FIRS T Early to bed and early to rise Makes a man healthy. me better from the THIRD you were a servant.

and not the sturdy oak. will God and NINTH a whole people. especially of a free people. EIGHTH certainly reward virtue punish vice. must be the bulrush bending to the storm. of The judgment TENTH Men I find to be a sort of beings very badly constructed. SB YEN TH Few to the in public affairs act with a view good of mankind. is looked upon as infallible. unavail- ingly resisting.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK OCTOBER SIX T H The good philanthropist. . either here or hereafter. who wishes the of his own country and of mankind.

FIF TEENTH Let kind offices go round. FOUR TEEN TH I made myself as tidy as I could. . TWELF TH Americans do not enquire concerning What is he ? but. What can he do? a stranger. TH I R TEE N T H Lost time is never found again.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK OCTOBER ELE Great affairs VE NT H their rise f sometimes take from small circumstances. SIX TEENTH Trust not too much to others.

and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. and supped with Infamy. dined with Poverty. shall NINE TEENTH History is full of the errors of states and princes.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK OCTOBER SEVEN TEEN T H Pride breakfasted with Plenty. are employed they are TWENTY. .FIRS T Disputing. EI G H I TEEN T H never ask. TWENTI E TH When men best contented. never refuse. nor ever resign an office. contradicting.

is to man TWEN TY.F I F TH I think no pleasure innocent that hurtful. take to be the best way. words and his drop .F O Without virtue piness. which I TWENTY.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK OCTOBER TWENTY. the right. felicity is Human much by TWEN TY-T H I I RD Not knowing but that he might be in let him enjoy his opinions.S I XT H Here comes the of orator with his flood of reason.SECOND produced not so great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day. UR TH man can have no J7Wf hap- TWENTY.

THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK OCTOBER TWENTY. a laugh. necessary same economy to obtain money. TWEN TY-EIGHTH No man things.SEVENTH Money is is necessary at the to introduce econtime. omy. It is the honI estest way of acquiring an enemy. I love glass. while. THIRTIETH made that man my enemy by doing him too much kindness. TWEN TY-N IN TH company. chat. is wise at all times and in all but some are more frequently wise than others. a and even a song as well as ever. - TH I R TY FIRS What wars ! T repeated repeated follies are .

. those renowned generals. if. they had been hated and feared. received more faithful services. by means of the love their soldiers bore them. than they probably would have done. instead of being beloved and respected.NOVEMBER Alexander and Caesar. and performed greater actions.


li THIRD Contrary habits must be broken. and good ones acquired and established. each man has his particular private interest in view.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK NOVEMBER FIRS T While a party is carrying on a general design. CJj! SECOND Handle your tools without mittens. FIF TH Now I body bids have a sheep and a cow everyme good-morrow. . ever they may pretend. FOURTH Few view in public affairs act from a mere what- of the good of their country. before we can have any dependence on a steady. uniform rectitude of conduct.

some . SE VENTH the mischief flatterers Foes counteract might do us.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK NOVEMBER SIX T H Mankind are all of a family. EIGHTH Nothing is perfect. TEN T H to People that lead a long life and drink the bottom of the cup must expect of the dregs. ' in human affairs and perhaps that and schemes is the cause of our opinions. NINTH I think all the heretics I have known have been virtuous men.

FIF TEENTH Who dainties love shall beggars prove.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK NOVEMBER ELE VE NTH our desires are to the things of this world. If TWE L F T H Let each part its of your business have time. I should JjLjlO V^?^ my humility. FO URTEENTH There could not be a more potent counterpoise to the designs of ambitious men than a multitude that feared and hated ambition. T HIR TEENTH I Even if I could conceive that had completely probably be proud of overcome pride. they are never to be satisfied. .

. SE VENTEENTH is it So convenient a thing reasonable" creature. EI G H In TEENTH success be moderate.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK NOVEMBER SIXTEEN T H Enemies serve ing to put us upon correct- the faults those we we have. For these TWENTI E T H A fat kitchen makes a lean will. NINE TEENTH fifty years past no one has heard a dogmatical expression es ever cape me. and avoiding are in danger of having. since to it to be a enables one make a reason for everything one has a mind to.

TWENTY.F I R S T There is neither sin nor shame in knitting a pair of stockings. the first is \[^y debt. .F I FT H The married jokes. being conformable our natures.SECOND I grew convinced that truth. TWENTY-T H I RD The second running in vice is lying. after all our happiest. TWENTY. sincerity. and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life.F O U R T H If time be of all cious.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK NOVEMBER TWENTY. things the most premust be the greatest TWENTY. the to state is. wasting time prodigality.

they can not live as well. TH I not to give for I R TIE T H to have long been accustomed re- ceive more blame. TWE NT Y-SEVENTH There never was. . as I well as more praise. for. than have deserved. will be. and never good war nor a bad peace.EIGHTH The foundation piness is of all virtue and hap- thinking rightly. a TWENTY.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK NOVEMBER TWBN TY. if they have not more for their work.S I XT H Lazy workmen are commonly ob- jjE served to be more extravagant in their demands than the industrious. TWENTY-NINTH it So pursue pleasure as more than it is worth.

become good as to we should become really great by being good.DECEMBER we were as make ourselves If industrious to great. .


man of all . but words may be greatly revenged. SECOND There 's small revenge in words. bed. F I F TH Poverty often deprives a spirit and virtue. Than that they 've eat up all their Drunk all their drink. and gone to FOURTH Necessity knows no law. THIRD There 's nothing better to be said bread. I know some attorneys of the name.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK DECEMBER FIRS The use there is in T the advantage of money is all having money.

but as paying debts. enemy NINTH Light up the candle of industry and economy.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK DECEMBER SIX TH Kindness from men on their fellow men. TENTH serving others. EIGH TH keep him. When employed in . I can only return SE YEN TH in this The pleasures world are rather from God's goodness than our own merit. to Do good thy to thy friend to to gain him. I do not look upon myself as conferring favors.

St and positive assertion of my own. Work while it is F I F T E ENTH It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. . F O UR TEEN TH called to-day. the more they are respected of the world.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK DECEMBER EL E VE Lose no time. NT H TWE L F TH I made all it a rule to forbear all direct 7fi\ contradiction to the sentiments of others. ! TH I c R TEEN TH ^~ i The more by the rest affectionate relations are to each other.

are mere mistakes. TWEN T Y. TWEN TIE TH A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK DECEMBER SIX TEEN TH often Suppositions. SE VENTE E N TH A man is is not completely born until he dead. to keep his friends in countenance. EIGH I TEEN TH to find I was surprised myself so much fuller of faults than had imagined. however ingenious. . NINE TEENTH Be ashamed to catch yourself idle.EI R S T The diligent spinner has a long shift.

.F O U RT H Increase in me that wisdom which dis- covers my truest interest. he that loves will . probity TWE N T Y.F I F T H Let no pleasures tempt thee. no example sway thee to to no persuasion move do anything which thou knowest thee. be evil so shalt thou live is jollily.THIRD If for two persons equal in judgment play a considerable sum.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK DECEMBER TWE N TY SECOND - No qualities are so likely to of make a poor man's fortune as those and integrity.':••% money most lose. a continual Christ- . no profit allure thee. for a good conscience mas. TWENTY. no ambition corrupt thee. TWENTY.

TWENTY SEVENTH - Vicious habits are not hurtful because they are forbidden. I TWENT Y-N NT H It is pleasant to see the world growing better and happier.F I RS T how short the time looking back.SIXTH Nothing is so likely to make a man's fortune as virtue. to be thinking remove. but forbidden because they are hurtful.THE FRANKLIN YEAR BOOK DECEMBER TWENTY. seems! . will TIE TH in be sleeping enough I the TH In R TY.EIGHTH It is time for an old man. THIR There grave. as of his great I am. TWENTY.




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