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Privacy - Procrastination

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
Nor Eye in a letter, nor Hand in a purse, nor Ear in the secret of another. [1736]Hi-tech … clicking hackers --
Just mousy safecrackers.
Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows. [1743]You’re “open wide”?
Your secrets … pried.
Love your Neighbour; yet
don't pull down your Hedge. [1754]
Care for all -
And your wall.
see also BAD HABITS & REFORM (1).
Defer not thy well-doing; be not like St. George, who is always a horseback, and never rides on. [1738]Charity's plate
Won't soon lose "Wait."
Have you somewhat to do
to-morrow, do it to-day. [1742]
Do tomorrow's chore
Today or before.
He that resolves to mend
hereafter, resolves not
to mend now. [1745]
"Soon, I will,"
Means "not until."
You may delay -- but Time
will not. [1758]
"Snail, slow
Time's flow!"

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