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Visiting - Warning Signs

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
Visit your Aunt, but not
every Day; and call at
your Brother's, but not
every night. [1742]
Come to stay -
Every day?
Ill Company is like a dog who dirts those most, that he loves most. [1743]Featherhead guest
(Nicely) fouls nest.
If you'd lose a troublesome Visitor, lend him Money. [1744]"Loan is it?
Here tis it."
Short visit.
Friendship increases by
visiting Friends, but by
visiting seldom. [1751]
Visits rare?
Welcome there.
Warning Signs
Little Rogues easily become
great Ones. [1754]
Mean little Pig
Pigs out...gets big.
He that carries a small Crime easily, will carry it on when it comes to be an Ox. [1758]Little illicit habits
Thrive like complicit rabbits.

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