Monday, October 12, 2009

The Way to Wealth

In reading for my American lit class I came across some interesting quotes from Benjamin Franklin.
"the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our prid, and four times as much by our folly"
"early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
" 'tis easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it."
" 'tis hard for an empty bag to stand upright"

Quotes taken from "The Way to Wealth" aka "Poor Richard Improved" aka "Father Abraham's Speech"
Anyways  I found them interesting.