Appealing to his readers, Franklin urged them to purchase the next year or two or three or four editions to show their support for his prediction. Industry gives comfort and plenty and respect. All things are easy to Industry, All things difficult to Sloth. Example 4: The Writing on My Forehead By Nafisa Haji Nafisa Haji provides us an example of aphorism in her novel The Writing on My Forehead. I told my friend about it and he told that person. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
Wings are the only difference between the humble caterpillar and the beautiful butterfly. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. Drink Water, Put the Money in your Pocket, and leave the Dry- bellyache in the Punchbowl. There are three faithful friends — An old wife, an old dog, and ready money. If you would be revenged of your enemy, govern yourself. Example: I had a few secrets of my own that i didnt want this one person to know.
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose. Sell not virtue to purchase wealth nor liberty to purchase power. The troublemaker in a group is often the loudest. Lend money to an enemy and you will gain him, to a friend and you will lose him. Then if you are your own master be ashamed to catch yourself idle. Little rogues easily become great ones. Great souls with generous pity melt; Which coward tyrants never felt.
Those who are feared are hated. He that would live in peace and ease Must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees. Trust thyself and another shall not betray thee. He that has a trade, has an Office of Profit and Honour. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that have not wit enough to be honest. Franklin, the American , , and , achieved success with Poor Richard's Almanack.
One mistake can lead to a disaster. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. If you ride a horse sit close and tight, if you ride a man sit easy and light. Please include all three parts. Based on early pagan beliefs that the world was made up of four elements : air, water, fire, and earth; corresponding body fluids were attached to the elements. His own beginnings were of a humble nature, but he progressed through entrepreneurship and lifelong learning.
These maxims typically counsel thrift and courtesy, with a dash of cynicism. When prosperity was well mounted, she let go the bridle, and soon came tumbling out of the saddle. You have to work for things if you want to have success. Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. The Brave and the Wise can both pity and excuse when Cowards and Fools shew no Mercy.
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. If they stay too long they can get on peoples nerves. Be not niggardly in what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel, and countenance. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
So if I have any secrets I know or have I cant tell anybody about it. Aphoristic statements are quoted in writings, as well as in our daily speech. Pay what you owe and you will know what is your own. Also important is when to use one. Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience. If you have any of your personal favorites, feel free to share them with everyone here, in the comments section below. There are no fools so troublesome as those who have wit.
Wouldst thou enjoy a long Life, a healthy Body, and a vigorous Mind, and be acquainted also with the wonderful Works of God? Bank, and Barclaycard, among others. Despair ruins some, Presumption many. He that can conquer his bad Habits. The Johns Hopkins University Press. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. They who have nothing to trouble them will be troubled at nothing. It may be good to repent.
No Resolution of Repenting hereafter can be sincere. Keep flax from fire, youth from gaming. The discontented man finds no easy chair. Choose one of the aphorisms see pg. The Johns Hopkins University Press. The same man cannot be both friend and flatterer.