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Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims
     

Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims

by Benjamin Franklin
 

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ISBN-10: 0486454606

ISBN-13: 2900486454602

Pub. Date: 03/14/2008

Publisher: Dover Publications


Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, the timeless adages in this inspiring volume originated with two influential figures of early American history. Franklin’s Way to Wealth began as a preface to Poor Richard’s Almanack, the popular book of advice by Benjamin Franklin, the beloved founding father. Penn’s Maxims

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Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, the timeless adages in this inspiring volume originated with two influential figures of early American history. Franklin’s Way to Wealth began as a preface to Poor Richard’s Almanack, the popular book of advice by Benjamin Franklin, the beloved founding father. Penn’s Maxims features hundreds of observations by the Quaker leader, William Penn,  who founded the colony of Pennsylvania. Both offer enduring counsel on how to live — both materially and spiritually.
In addition to his active role in guiding colonial America to independence, Benjamin Franklin was a shrewd businessman who amassed a substantial personal fortune. His life story offers an ideal example of the application of a successful work ethic. In his treatise, he presents his own tried-and-true attitudes toward money management, with quotable thoughts on the rewards of industry, the perils of debt, and the futility of idleness.
The democratic principles by which William Penn governed Pennsylvania — including complete freedom of religion, fair trials, and a system of elected representatives — were later adopted into the federal constitution. This collection presents hundreds of his sage reflections, ranging from thoughts on government, education, and religion, to meditations on charity, friendship, and patience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900486454602
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Introduction,
ADVICE TO A YOUNG TRADESMAN FROM AN OLD ONE.,
PRO BONO PUBLICO A NEW WAY OF PAYING OLD DEBTS,
FRUITS OF SOLITUDE IN REFLECTIONS AND MAXIMS RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF HUMAN LIFE:,
Ignorance,
Education,
Pride,
Luxury,
Inconsideration,
Disappointment and Resignation,
Murmuring,
Censoriousness,
Bonds of Charity,
Frugality, or Bounty,
Discipline,
Industry,
Temperance,
Apparel,
Right Marriage,
Avarice,
[...] Marriage,,
Friendship,
Qualities of a Friend,
Caution and Conduct,
Reparation,
Rules of Conversation,
Eloquence,
Temper,
Truth,
Justice,
Secrecy,
Complacency,
Shifts,
Interest,
Inquiry,
Right Timing,
Knowledge,
Wit,
Obedience to Parents,
Bearing,
Promising,
Fidelity,
Master,
Servant,
Jealousy,
Posterity,
A Country Life,
Art and Project,
Industry,
Temporal Happiness,
Respect,
Hazard,
Detraction,
Moderation,
Trick,
Passion,
Personal Cautions,
Balance,
Popularity,
Privacy,
Government,
A Private Life,
A Public Life,
Qualifications,
Capacity,
Clean Hands,
Despatch,
Patience,
Impartiality,
Indifference,
Neutrality,
A Party,
Ostentation,
Complete Virtue,
Religion,
The Right Moralist,
The World's Able Man,
The Wise Man,
Of the Government of Thoughts,
Of Envy,
Of Man's Life,
Of Ambition,
Of Praise or Applause,
Of Conduct in Speech,
Union of Friends,
On Being Easy in Living,
Of Man's Inconsiderateness and Partiality,
Of the Rule of Judging,
Of Formality,
Of the Mean Notions We Have of God,
Of the Benefit of Justice,
Of Jealousy,
Of State,
Of a Good Servant,
Of an Immoderate Pursuit of the World,
Of the Interest of the Public in Our Estates,
The Vain Man,
The Conformist,
The Obligations of Great Men to Almighty God,
Of Refining Upon Other Men's Actions or Interests,
Of Charity,

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