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Patience - Planning

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
By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. [1735]Drip … drip… drip:
Mountains split.
He that can have Patience,
can have what he will. [1736]
Hook...a bright...fate:
Bait…and then … wait.
What signifies your Patience, if you can’t find it when you want it? [1747]Patience’ rays are steady
But not … ever-ready.
You can bear your own
Faults, and why not a Fault
in your Wife? [1750]
Bear your own burrs?
Bear his or hers.
Planning & Deciding
Take counsel in wine, but
resolve afterwards in water. [1733]
Plan when high,
Sign when dry.
When ‘tis fair be sure take your Great coat with you. [1734]Don’t plan to cavort
On a weather report.

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