A Bit of Wisdom from the 1733 Poor Richard’s Almanac

Philadelphia, PA…Our Favorite Founding Father is Ben Franklin. He didn’t just help found our country during the 1776 era.   For two generations before he helped sell concepts of Freedom, Self-Determination & Inalienable rights. From 1733 to 1758 Poor Richards Almanac helped create the unique American identity in a homey, common sense, aspirational way. A few Bits of Wisdom from 1733…

Light purse, heavy heart.
He’s a Fool that makes his Doctor his Heir.
Hunger never saw bad bread.
Great Talkers, little Doers.
Fools make feasts and wise men eat ’em.
The poor have little, beggars none, the rich too much, enough not one.
Eat to live, and not live to eat.
The proof of gold is fire, the proof of woman, gold; the proof of man, a woman.
He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas.
Distrust & caution are the parents of security.
He is ill cloth’d, who is bare of Virtue.
Nothing more like a Fool, than a drunken Man.
Innocence is its own Defence.