The Way To Wealth
By: Benjamin Franklin
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 7, 2011)
This old classic is part autobiographical, and part a list of aphorisms. The best part is that it tells the story about how Benjamin Franklin became – well, Benjamin Franklin. I enjoyed the story about Franklin secretly writing articles for his brother’s newspaper under a pseudonym – because his brother thought Franklin’s work was not good enough. If you are interested in Benjamin Franklin at all, this is a great place to start. If offers original old wisdom from one of America’s great founding fathers. And it’s only 52 pages!
Two of my favorite quotes:
“When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.”
“It is true there is much to be done, and perhaps you are weak-handed; but stick to it steadily, and you will see great effects; for Constant dropping wears away stones; and Little strokes fell great oaks.”
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