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Conscience - Death

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
Conscience & Fun
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure. [1740]Grind … all done;
Perked up fun.
Let no Pleasure tempt thee,
no Profit allure thee, no
Ambition corrupt thee, no
Example sway thee, no
Persuasion move thee, to do
anything which thou knowest
to be Evil; So shalt thou
always live jollily; for a
good Conscience is a
continual Christmas. [1741]
When e-mail shows scruples,
Attachment quadruples.
He that pays for Work
before it's done, has but
a pennyworth for twopence. [1739]
Work - but no money - due?
Jerk, your contract's on you.
Death & Immortality
Fear not Death; for the
sooner we die, the longer
shall we be immortal. [1740]
The sooner we're under,
The sooner the Wonder.

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