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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
Where there's Marriage without Love, there will be Love without Marriage. [1734]Coolly wed,
Finds new bed.
Keep your eyes wide open
before marriage,
half shut afterwards. [1738]
Eyes open? Propose,
Now married? Half close.
Marry above thy match, and
thou'lt get a Master. [1740]
Marry money?
Boss named "Honey."
A Man without a Wife, is but half a Man. [1755]No wife?
Half life.

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