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Luck - Luck & Sweat

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
None know the unfortunate, and the fortunate do not know themselves. [1747]Good fortune's wheel
Makes no loud squeal.
Luck & Sweat
see also LAZINESS & LABOR.
He that waits upon Fortune,
is never sure of a Dinner. [1734]
Hang on luck?
Hanged when stuck.
Diligence is the Mother of
Good-Luck. [1736]
"Why 'luck'? Explain."
"Through labor's pain."
Industry, Perseverance, &
Frugality, make Fortune
yield. [1744]
For luck's fizz,
Stick to biz.

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