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Dirt - Doctors

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
Cleanliness: Tolerate no
uncleanness in body, clothes, or habitation. [Virtue 10]
Clean toe to shirt --
Treat dirt like dirt.
He's a Fool that makes his
Doctor his Heir. [1733]
Doc's your heir?...
You still there?
God heals, and the doctor
takes the Fees. [1736]
God corrects,
Doc collects.

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