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Debt - Diet

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 and 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.)
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What's Ben What's Verse
Debt & Credit
He’s gone, and forgot nothing but to say “Farewell” to his creditors. [1733]Lend to Lout?
Cash -- runs out.
He that sells upon trust, loses many friends, and always wants money. [1736]I lend to friends,
Their interest ends.
Creditors have better
memories than debtors. [1736]
One's debts in cash?
Memory crash.
Rather go to bed supperless,
than run in debt for a
Breakfast. [1739]
You're lobster-fed -
And in the red.
Lend Money to an Enemy,
and thou'lt gain him; to
a Friend, and thou'lt lose
him. [1740]
Swap friend for foe,
Lend either dough.
Lying rides upon Debt's back. [1741]Overdraft
Enlists craft.
Industry pays Debts,
Despair encreases them. [1742]
Does cold sweat
Pay your debt?
The second Vice is Lying; the first is Running in Debt. [1748]Subjectively edit
Accusative credit?
I saw few die of Hunger;
of Eating -- 100,000. [1736]
More Yanks die of carving
And stuffing than starving.
Youth, Age, and Sick require a different Quantity [of Eat and Drink]. [1742]Grizzled hair?
Eats like bear.
Grizzly snare.
Eat few Suppers, and you'll need few Medicines. [1742]Gut fills?
Need pills.
He that never eats too much will never be lazy. [1756]Overeat? Sticks to seat.

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