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Too much for the whistle...

Benjamin Franklin learned one of his first, and most important, personal finance lessons as a boy and he shared his wisdom about the true value of things later on in a letter to Madame Brillon. 767 more words


"Then Do Not Squander Time"

Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Does’t thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

Time, like a river, flows. 74 more words

S. Thomas Summers

1.9 Hollow Man

Jacob reached for the door bell with his ring finger.  From behind a mosquito screen peered two blue eyes saturated by fear.  Jacob did not know fear as fear; he knew fear in anger and rage.   90 more words

Love's Executioner

Benjamin Franklin Revolutionary War–dated LS signed

Revolutionary War–dated LS signed “B. Franklin,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 9, Passy, France, December 13, 1781. Letter to his son-in-law, Richard Bache. 717 more words

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A Bit of the Grape

I’ve discovered and believe that a bottle of wine is appropriately uncorked in both tragic and triumphant moments; therefore, I’ll endeavor to keep at least a bottle in the wait at all times to better bear the joys and ills a day can present. 70 more words

S. Thomas Summers

Justifying our actions with Franklin's Gambit

“So convenient a thing is it to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one had a mind to do.” – …

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