Poor Richard Almanac Quotes and Sayings

Poor Richard Almanac Quotes and Sayings

Poor Richard’s Almanac was written and published by Benjamin Franklin under pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders”. Among lots of household hints, forecasts it was rich with witty Benjamin Franklin quotes and sayings. Here are some best of them taken from Poor Richard’s Almanac.

Poor Richard’s Almanac quotes and sayings
1733
A house without woman & Fire-light, is like a body without soul or sprite.
Hunger never saw bad bread.
Great Talkers, little Doers.
Eat to live, and not live to eat.
The proof of gold is fire, the proof of woman, gold; the proof of man, a woman.
He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1734
You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.
In success be moderate.
Don’t think to hunt two hares with one dog.
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Teach your child to hold his tongue, he’l learn fast enough to speak.
He does not possess Wealth, it possesses him.

Poor Richards Almanac Quotes and Sayings
1735
Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.
The poor man must walk to get meat for his stomach, the rich man to get a stomach to his meat.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.
Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things.
Opportunity is the great Bawd.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
Are you angry that others disappoint you? remember you cannot depend upon yourself.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1736
The good Paymaster is Lord of another man’s Purse.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the Philosophers-Stone.
Fish & Visitors stink in 3 days.
Diligence is the Mother of Good-Luck.
He that can have Patience, can have what he will.
Gifts burst rocks.
God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fees.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1737
The Use of Money is all the Advantage there is in having Money.
He that possesses any Thing he has bought, pays Interest for the Use of it.
Those who pay for what they buy upon Credit, pay their Share of this Advance.
He that pays ready Money, escapes or may escape that Charge.
A Penny sav’d is Twopence clear, A Pin a day is a Groat a Year. Save & have. Every little makes a mickle.
He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books.
Well done is better than well said.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
The noblest question in the world is What Good may I do in it?
Nothing so popular as GOODNESS.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1738
Read much, but not many Books.
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
The ancients tell us what is best; but we must learn of the moderns what is fittest.
If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not.
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1739
He that falls in love with himself, will have no Rivals.
Pay what you owe, and you’ll know what’s your own.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1740
An empty Bag cannot stand upright.
There are lazy Minds as well as lazy Bodies.
When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to thee, look on his mouth.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1741
Learn of the skilful: He that teaches himself, hath a fool for his master.
Don’t overload Gratitude; if you do, she’ll kick.
Be always asham’d to catch thy self idle.
If you would keep your Secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Well done, is twice done.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1742
Money and good Manners make the Gentleman.
Late Children, early Orphans.
They who have nothing to trouble them, will be troubled at nothing.
Youth, Age, and Sick require a different Quantity.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1743
How few there are who have courage enough to own their Faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
The sleeping Fox catches no poultry. Up! up!

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1744
He that drinks his Cyder alone, let him catch his Horse alone.
Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad Habits. Who is rich? He that rejoices in his Portion.
He that has not got a Wife, is not yet a compleat Man.
Make haste slowly.
As Pride increases, Fortune declines.
A true Friend is the best Possession.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1745
Beware of little Expences, a small Leak will sink a great Ship.
Wars bring scars.
It’s common for Men to give 6 pretended Reasons instead of one real one.
Great spenders are bad lenders.
No gains without pains.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1746
When the Well’s dry, we know the Worth of Water.
It’s the easiest Thing in the World for a Man to deceive himself.
Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.
Do me the Favour to deny me at once.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1747
Courage would fight, but Discretion won’t let him.
Write Injuries in Dust, Benefits in Marble.
What signifies your Patience, if you can’t find it when you want it.
The Devil sweetens Poison with Honey.
He that cannot bear with other People’s Passions, cannot govern his own.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1748
Lost Time is never found again.
Liberality is not giving much but giving wisely.
When you’re good to others, you are best to yourself.
Most Fools think they are only ignorant.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1749
Wise Men learn by others harms; Fools by their own.
The end of Passion is the beginning of Repentance.
Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich Men poor.
If your head is wax, don’t walk in the Sun.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
The wise Man draws more Advantage from his Enemies, than the Fool from his Friends.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1750
There are three Things extreamly hard, Steel, a Diamond and to know one’s self.
Sorrow is good for nothing but Sin.
Clean your Finger, before you point at my Spots.
Those that have much Business must have much Pardon.
Genius without Education is like Silver in the Mine.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1751
We may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct.
Friendship increases by visiting Friends, but by visiting seldom.
If your Riches are yours, why don’t you take them with you to the t’other World?
To-day is Yesterday’s Pupil.
Cunning proceeds from Want of Capacity.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1752
The busy Man has few idle Visitors; to the boiling Pot the Flies come not.
Generous Minds are all of kin.
A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.
The Brave and the Wise can both pity and excuse; when Cowards and Fools shew no Mercy.
If Man could have Half his Wishes, he would double his Troubles.
Success has ruin’d many a Man.

Poor Richard Almanac quotes and sayings
1753
Philosophy as well as Foppery often changes Fashion.
Paintings and Fightings are best seen at a distance.
Haste makes Waste.
He that best understands the World, least likes it.
Danger is Sauce for Prayers.
The discontented Man finds no easy Chair.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1754
The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice.
Love your Neighbour; yet don’t pull down your Hedge.
Friendship cannot live with Ceremony, nor without Civility.
Praise little, dispraise less.
Willows are weak, but they bind the Faggot.
To be intimate with a foolish Friend, is like going to bed to a Razor.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1755
Speak little, do much.
He that would travel much, should eat little.
If you would be loved, love and be loveable.
There was never a good Knife made of bad Steel.
The Doors of Wisdom are never shut.
Diligence overcomes Difficulties, Sloth makes them.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1756
Mine is better than Ours.
Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
Be civil to all; serviceable to many; familiar with few;Friend to one; Enemy to none.
A false Friend and a Shadow, attend only while the Sun shines.
He that sows Thorns, should never go barefoot.
Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him.
An honest Man will receive neither Money nor Praise, that is not his Due.

Poor Richards Almanac quotes and sayings
1757
Nothing dries sooner than a Tear.
Men take more pains to mask than mend.
The way to be safe, is never to be secure.
The Borrower is a Slave to the Lender; the Security to both.

Poor Richard sayings and quotes
1758
Great Modesty often hides great Merit.
Half the Truth is often a great Lie.
Spare and have is better than spend and crave.
The Honey is sweet, but the Bee has a Sting.
Men often mistake themselves, seldom forget themselves.

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