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Some quotations from Poor Richard’s Almanac
Philosophy as well as foppery often changes fashion.
To God we owe fear and love; to our neighbours justice and
charity; to ourselves prudence and sobriety.
Keep thou from the Opportunity, and God will keep thee from the
Against Diseases here, the strongest Fence,
Is the defensive Virtue, Abstinence.
Would you live with ease,
do what you ought,
not what you please.
Seek virtue, and of that possess,
To providence resign the rest.
Fear to do ill, and you need fear nothing else.
Life with fools consists in drinking;
with the wise man, living's thinking.
How many observe Christ's birthday: How few his precepts!
O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
Beware, beware; he'll cheat without scruple, who can without
Not to oversee workmen is to leave them your purse open.
Content makes poor men rich;
discontent makes rich men poor.
If you will not hear and obey reason
she will surely rap your knuckles.
Where sense is wanting
everything is wanting.
He that best understands the world,
least likes it.
Woulds't thou confound thy enemy,
be good thyself.
Drink does not drown care,
but waters it, and makes it grow fast.
There are three faithful friends ---
An old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Be civil to all
serviceable to many
familiar with few,
friend to one,
enemy to none.
Think of three things:
Whence you came,
Where you are going,
And to whom you must account.
If what most men admire they would despise,
It would look as if mankind were growing wise.
All things are easy to industry,
All things are difficult to sloth.
The honest man takes pains and then enjoys pleasures;
The knave takes pleasures and then suffers pains.
What you would seem to be, be really.
He that does what he should not
shall feel what he would not.
Virtue and a trade are a child's best portion.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure
when he is really selling himself a slave to it.
He that has a trade has an estate.
The learned fool writes his nonsense in better languages than
the unlearned; but still it is nonsense.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant
If you would have a faithful servant and one that you like ---
If you would have your business done, go; if not, send.
Industry gives comfort and plenty and respect.
God gives all things to industry.
Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her Mask.
A light purse is a heavy Curse.
A good Man is seldom uneasy, an ill one never easy.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to
sell and to keep.
Women and wine, game and deceit
make the wealth small and the wants great.
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?