Bragging & Discretion
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Always an up-to-date mentor, Franklin’s insights fit right into the soundbites you see here. But why stop here? For a Niagara of wit and understanding in
the wonderful words from Ben's own works, get to a search engine
try: Franklin + “Poor Richard.” You might add “1758” -- or just click here
. The 1758 preface features some favorite sayings. ( Oh, parents, those
"Poor Richard's" websites can get raucous.)
|Bragging & Discretion|
see also GABBING & SILENCE and PRIVACY.
|In a discreet man's mouth, a publick thing is private. ||Closed tureens
Spill no beans.
|Here comes Courage! that seiz'd the lion absent, and run away from the present mouse. ||Brave outstares
|Write with the learned, pronounce with the vulgar. ||Write formally,
Talk normal – see?
|Proclaim not all thou
knowest, all thou owest,
all thou hast, nor all thou
|Bird brains crow
All they know.
|He's a Fool that cannot conceal his own Wisdom. ||Twit shows
|The Tongue offends, and the
Ears get the Cuffing. 
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