Patience - Planning
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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
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.)
see also BUDGETING, MARRIAGE, PREPARATION, SELF-COMMAND and TIME.
|By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. ||Drip … drip… drip:
|He that can have Patience,
can have what he will. 
Bait…and then … wait.
|What signifies your Patience, if you can’t find it when you want it? ||Patience’ rays are steady
But not … ever-ready.
|You can bear your own
Faults, and why not a Fault
in your Wife? 
|Bear your own burrs?
Bear his or hers.
|Planning & Deciding|
|Take counsel in wine, but
resolve afterwards in water.
|Plan when high,
Sign when dry.
|When ‘tis fair be sure take your Great coat with you. ||Don’t plan to cavort
On a weather report.
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