Poor Richard’s Almanac

Advice and comments from the noted 18th Century Almanac, compiled by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Men meet. Mountains never.”

  • “Fish and Visitors stink after three days.”

  • “After crosses and losses, men grow humbler and wiser.”

  • “Since I cannot govern my own Tongue tho’ within my own teeth, how can I hope to govern the Tongues of others?”

  • “Time is an herb that cures all diseases.”

  • “The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice.”

  • “Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better Man.”

  • “He is not well bred, that cannot bear Ill-Breeding in others.”

  • “Write Injuries in Dust, Benefits in Marble.”