Poor Richard's Almanack

by Benjamin Franklin


A brief book with a lot of instruction (mostly, aphorisms) on multiple topics. It was written by Benjamin Franklin under a pseudonym. It contains a lot of aphorisms in the style of books like "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius. Some great advice from the book and in such a short format. Something like 30 pages. The knowledge that struck me the most was the following: - "Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it." - "Diligence is the mother of good luck." - "Rather go to bed without than run in debt for a breakfast." - "If thou eatest so much as makes thee unfit for study, or other business, thou exeedest..." - "Dine with little, sup with less: do better still; sleep supper-less." - "No man ever was glorious, who was not laborious." - "The masterpiece of man is to live to the purpose." - "Well done is better than well said." - "Read much, but not many books." - "What you would seem to be, be really." - "You may talk too much on the best of subjects." - "It's easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." - "It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself."

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