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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 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
see also LAZINESS & LABOR.
Up, Sluggard, and waste not
life; in the grave will be
sleeping enough. [1741]
Don't oversleep
Till six feet deep.
He that riseth late, must
trot all day, and shall
scarce overtake his business at night. [1742]
Wake up late?
Weighty freight.
The sleeping Fox catches no
poultry. Up! Up! [1743]
The chicken's pox?
Not snoozing Fox.

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