Talk:Poor Richard's Almanack
Ben's Prose Quotes Updated in Rhyme
Children and playful adults may enjoy seeing chart of many Franklin quotes alongside jingles that aim to express and compress the same thought. (It got an A+ from the English Teacher's Website.) It's published monthly, you can download the whole thing, without the usual copyright restrictions. (If you want to publish it, simply quote the source.) Just go to www.benandverse.com and click the kite.
John McCall--18.104.22.168 13:08, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Entries Removed From Main Page: Section For 1739
I do not find the following two quotes in the hardcover version of Poor Richard’s Almanack that I have been using ( International Collector’s Library edition ). They were in the Section for 1739 in this Wikiquote article :
- Love, and be lov'd.
- Food is essential to life, therefore make it good.
First quote was added by Kalki 18 November 2004. "Love, and be loved" is in the 1756 Almanack. Added there. Second quote added 22 February 2007, anonymous IP responsible for two edits. Archimedes (talk) 14:09, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Entries Removed From Main Page: Section For 1757
- Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Aphorism quoted by Lord Chesterfield in 1749
An ounce of prevention?
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is an adage that is often associated with Franklin, but I don't see it here. Franklin mentions this wisdom in a letter in 1735, which The History Blog says comes from Poor Richard's Almanack. Perhaps it can be tracked down and included, or else a note about it can be added somewhere. Based on the letter in which Franklin cites the quote, it is probably stylized as, "An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure."
--22.214.171.124 13:00, 19 January 2021 (UTC)