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Moderation - Nonsense

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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Moderation & Excess
see also UPSTARTS.
Nothing brings more pain
than too much pleasure;
nothing more bondage than
too much liberty, (or
libertinism). [1738]
Ringing too free
Cracks liberty.
Moderation: Avoid extremes.
Forbear resenting injuries so
much as you think they deserve. [Virtue 9]
Gauged extreme?
Lower steam.
Great wits jump (says the Poet) and hit his Head against the post. [1735]Conclusions leap?
Contusions heap.
Clearly spoken, Mr. Fog! You explain English by Greek. [1741]Dr. Smog’s “explanation”
(In polluted translation).
The learned Fool writes his
Nonsense in better Language
than the unlearned; but
still 'tis Nonsense. [1754]
Such eloquence!
(Should it make sense?)

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