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MVal

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A little wisdom from Benjamin Franklin
« on: September 17, 2015, 04:02:14 PM »
If you've not done much reading of Benjamin Franklin, you may want to brush up. His writings will surely warm your Mustachian heart.

Check out his essay, The Way to Wealth:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43855/43855-h/43855-h.htm


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Re: A little wisdom from Benjamin Franklin
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 10:25:47 PM »
Here's a favorite part from the essay...

"Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse,
Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse."

'And again, "Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy." When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but[28] Poor Dick says, "It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it." And it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox.

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Re: A little wisdom from Benjamin Franklin
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 09:13:14 AM »
This article was just posted on another thread:
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/how-america-lost-track-of-benjamin-franklins-definition-of-success/400808/

What an example of using your "non-working" years purposefully!  Of course, most of us will never be Governor of Pennsylvania or invent the lightning rod, but he didn't let grass grow under his feet.

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Re: A little wisdom from Benjamin Franklin
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 01:27:17 PM »
That explains a lot.
Every picture I see of him, he's wearing REALLY old cloths...

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Re: A little wisdom from Benjamin Franklin
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2015, 07:58:30 PM »
Our Forefather of Mustachianism! No wonder they put his face on the hundred dollar bill. We're sure all about saving the Benjamins here!