Talk:Poor Richard's Almanack

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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Poor Richard's Almanack page.



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 and click the kite.

John McCall-- 13:08, 22 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

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.

I have therefore moved them to this discussion page section from the main page. Archimedes (talk) 18:22, 27 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

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)Reply

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

I cannot find this quote in the 1757 section of the International Collector's Library hardcover edition I have been using as a source here. Archimedes (talk) 07:09, 5 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

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."

-- 13:00, 19 January 2021 (UTC)Reply