Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Benjamin Franklin


America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing even more.

One of the greatest assets to the history & development of humanity & American society, Benjamin Franklin, in his lifetime, distinguished himself above others with the multi-faceted contributions he made as a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician and an economist.
(Now who says men can't multi-task??)

Some of Benjamin Franklin's words of wisdom from A - Z:

A An empty bag cannot stand upright.

B Be always ashamed to catch thyself idle.

C Cheese and salty meat should be sparingly eat.

D The Doors of wisdom are never shut.

E Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

F Full of courtesy, full of craft.

G God helps them that help themselves.

H Hunger never saw bad bread.

I If you'd have a servant that you like, serve your self.

J If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.

K Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.

L A Lie stands on one leg, the truth on two.

M A Man without a wife is but half a man.

N Nothing but money is sweeter than honey.

O One today is worth two tomorrows.

P Pay what you owe and you'll know what's your own.

Q A Quarrelsome man has no good neighbors.

R The Rotten apple spoils his companion.

S Speak little, do much.

T Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

U Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.

V Visits should be short, like a winter's day.

W Well done is better than well said.

X A good example is the best sermon.

Y You may delay, but time will not.

Z There are lazy minds as well as lazy bodies.

3 comments:

Jason Ong said...

man of wisdom indeed! :)

thanks for those pearls of wisdom. it can only come from a God fearing man! :)

Angeline Tan said...

Sharp observation there darlin! Couldn't agree with ya more! ;)

x said...

I tend to put S to practice a whole lot. :)