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Greed - Griping

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
Greed & Poverty
Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then shou’d they become acquainted. [1734]Joy sniffs greed?
Won’t crossbreed.
Poverty wants some things,
Luxury many things, Avarice
all things. [1735]
Want's wants are small,
Hog wants it all.
The Sting of a Reproach --
is the Truth of it. [1746]
Red face
(Closed case).
The worst wheel of the
cart makes the most noise. [1737]
Twisted wheel
Burns to squeal.
Let thy discontents be thy
-- if the world knows them
'twill despise thee and
increase them. [1741]
Phone, moan...
Dial tone.
To serve the Publick faithfully, and at the same time please it entirely, is impracticable. [1758]Socrates
Didn’t please.

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