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Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307828824

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed “deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.

Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

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Wisdom and Wit from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593599393

Category: Reference

Page: 76

View: 2819

Illustrated with vintage woodcuts, a gift book gathers Benjamin Franklin's aphorisms, proverbs, and adages as expressed in his "Poor Richard's Almanack."

Poor Richard's Almanack and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 1767

A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the Letters, Autobiography, and Franklin's Way to Wealth.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Including Poor Richard's Almanac, and Familiar Letters

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616405511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9151

Printer, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, scientist, librarian, diplomat, inventor, philosopher, self-aggrandizer, and social wag, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating characters in all of American history-a quality that was not lost on the man himself, as his autobiography makes plain. Avoiding the strife of the American Revolution entirely, Franklin focuses his incisive wit on the culture and society of colonial Philadelphia, weaving a mostly true mythology of humble origins and hard work that created the concepts of "The American Dream" and "the self-made man." This edition includes letters written by Franklin as well as "Poor Richard's Almanac," a popular pamphlet that was continuously reprinted from 1732-1758. Franklin's Autobiography, originally published in French in 1791, and translated into English and published in London in 1793, is considered the great autobiography of life in colonial America.American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother, published the famous "Poor Richard's Almanac," helped found the University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. Franklin's likeness adorns, among other things, the United States hundred-dollar bill.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs

Page: 62

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Poor Charlie's Almanack

The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Author: Charles T. Munger

Publisher: Donning Company Pub

ISBN: 9781578643660

Category: History

Page: 512

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Charles Munger is Warren Buffett decade's long business partner, and his investment filter, jokingly called by Mr. Buffett - the abominable no man. The early pages cover Munger's family history, his framework for investing [wait for the fat pitches, and assess each opportunity using rational, rigorous frameworks drawn from multiple disciplines (and not finance theory!)], and even some warm testaments from family, friends and colleagues. The next section, assembled by leading investor Whitney Tilson, is well edited and benefits from Tilson's massaging of quotations made over time into logical sub-headings. The bulk of the text though is, as the subtitle suggests, the wit and wisdom of Mr. Munger as conveyed through various speeches in the last couple decade or so before 2006.

The Way to Wealth

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maxims

Page: 19

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Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: Yankee Publishing, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780899093888

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 5908

A compendium of humor and advice from America's master of the aphorism mixes anecdotes with illustrations in a day-by-day almanac format that includes folk wisdom covering a wide variety of topics.

The Art of Virtue

Ben Franklin's Formula for Successful Living

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 161608331X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 1591

Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had “conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection…[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time…to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.” Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin's essay “Art of Virtue,” read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more. An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.

The Unusual Billionaires

Author: Saurabh Mukherjea

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9386057670

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 454

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What makes a company truly outstanding? What is the secret sauce of delivering successful results over multiple decades? What is common to Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Marico, Berger Paints, Page Industries and Astral Poly? They are Unusual Companies, built by Unusual Billionaires. This book tells the story of these seven companies, handpicked out of 5000 listed on the stock exchange. Built by visionary business leaders, they have delivered outstanding results for a decade and more. How did these companies do it? Why couldn’t this be replicated by other companies? What are they doing differently? Saurabh Mukherjea, bestselling author of Gurus of Chaos, delivers an exceptional book with lessons to learn from these seven businesses. Mukherjea tells you why focusing on the core business is central to corporate success and how a promoter giving up control to the top management could be a boon. He also explains how investors can generate market-beating investment returns from identifying companies such as these using a simple set of metrics. Packed with these learnings are riveting corporate stories of how Hindustan Unilever made an aggressive bid to buy Harsh Mariwala’s business, but had to sell a business to him in a few years, or how Page Industries found an innovative way to stop unionization at their manufacturing units. Other stories include the turnaround of Axis Bank and the boardroom coup that led to its chairman’s exit and how Vijay Mallya sold Berger Paints to the Dhingra brothers. This book is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand how business is done successfully in India.

The Autobiography and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7045

Collects Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.

The Prefaces, Proverbs, and Poems of Benjamin Franklin

Originally Printed in Poor Richard's Almanacs for 1733-1758

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Paul Leicester Ford

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649678716

Category:

Page: 304

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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.

Autobiography, Poor Richard, and later writings

letters from London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, the autobiography

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Joseph A. Leo Lemay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

View: 6062

Collects Benjamin Franklin's best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.

Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims

Author: Benjamin Franklin,William Penn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146529

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

View: 6555

Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, these timeless adages on how to live in the material and spiritual worlds come from the author of Poor Richard's Almanack and Pennsylvania's Quaker founder.

Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice

Useful Tips and Fascinating Facts for Every Day of the Year

Author: The Old Farmer's Almanac, Editors

Publisher: Yankee Books

ISBN: 9780899093895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 2770

Ben Is Back! Ben Franklin's inventiveness made him the greatest American genius of them all. Now, the spirit of Ben meets the challenges of 21st-century living in Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice. With the 1,538 tips in this amazing book, you'll be able to do everything smarter, better, and cheaper-- just like Ben himself! Try these for starters. * Keep eggs fresh twice as long by keeping them in their carton-- not in the refrigerator egg holder-- and stashing them in the lowest part of the fridge. * Make your panty hose last five times longer with a saltwater soak. * Grow your best garden ever-- with toilet paper! * Get your PC screen and keyboard spotless with a used fabric-softener sheet. * Keep ice cream cones from dripping-- even on the hottest days-- by dropping a marshmallow into the bottom of the cone before adding ice cream. * Rub off rust spots on your car's chrome with aluminum foil. * Rid your pets of fleas by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to their food. * Make your plastic containers smell fresh again with the daily news! And look inside for more than 1,000 others! You'll get 365 days' worth of ingenious hints, practical solutions, and delicious recipes, along with a generous portion of Ben's witty maxims, historical tidbits, inventions, and advice. Packed with clever cleaning ideas, kitchen wisdom, smart gardening tips, savvy health hints, easy home-repair advice, weather wisdom, and, of course, money-saving strategies, Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice is a book you'll turn to every day of the year.

Poorer Richard's America

What Would Ben Say?

Author: Tom Blair

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616081902

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 1150

Tom Blair has written, in the voice of Ben Franklin, an updated-for-today book that draws on the essence of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack to view America in 2011.

Benjamin Franklin: Quotes & Facts

Author: Blago Kirov

Publisher: Blago Kirov

ISBN: 8892579479

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 578

This book is an anthology of quotes from Benjamin Franklin and selected facts about Benjamin Franklin. “There never was a good knife made of bad steel.” “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned” “I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” “Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.” “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.” “The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” “Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow.”

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