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Maturing - Memory

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
An old young man, will be a young old man. [1735]Young grapes confined,
When old, are wined.
At 20 years of age the Will reigns; at 30 the Wit; at 40
the Judgment. [1741]
Youth's grit
Gets wit,
With age
Grows sage.
Ill Customs & bad Advice
are seldom forgotten. [1742]
Memory hugs
Data with bugs.

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