While Benjamin Franklin’s writings are replete with nuggets of wisdom for his day, I think they are more applicable for today’s day. Take this one for example:
He that would catch fish, must venture his bait. Benjamin Franklin
You’re not going to catch fish without a line in the water. You’ll never know until you give it a shot. Fish, or cut bait.
Whether exercising, managing weight, saving money, or paying off your mortgage, Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard maxim of self reliance nails it. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
- Exercise: Last year, on the day my little boy was born, I stepped on the scale and was shocked to see the number. I weighed more than I had ever weighed in my life. Women talk about pregnancy weight gain. I think I had pregnancy sympathy weight gain through my wife’s pregnancy. I decided to start riding my bike regularly. I didn’t really change anything in my diet — except eating more energy bars (more calories). After 4 months, I had dropped 15 pounds.
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Benjamin Franklin’s most famous quote isn’t even Benjamin Franklin’s actual quote.
I was on Google+ last night and came across this entry. It’s from our good old friend Benjamin Franklin’s Google+ page. Because, you know, he has a Google+ page. Anyway, Benjamin Franklin obviously misquotes himself. He says here “A penny saved is a penny earned.” But that’s not what he said! What he actually said was
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