Benjamin Franklin

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Sē þe wolde on friðe and ēaðe libban, ne sceall sprecan eall þæt hē wāt, ne dēman eall þe hē siehþ.

Benjamin Franklin (17 Æfterra Gēola 1706 - 17 Ēastermōnaþ 1790) wæs Americanisc āfindere, spellwrītere, gemǣlere, and rīcesmann.

  • Cneordnes is sēo mōdor gōdre spēde
    • "Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Mid fruman

  • Gemun þæt tīma is feoh.
    • Remember that time is money.
    • Advice to a Young Tradesman (1748)
  • Nǣfre wæs gōd gūþ oþþe yfel friþ.
    • There never was a good war or a bad peace.
    • Gewrit tō Josiah Quincy (11 Hāligmōnaþ, 1783)
  • Ic þence þæt se betsta weg tō dōnne gōd tō þǣm earmum, nis tō settenne hīe on īeðnesse in earmðe, ac tō lǣdenne oþþe tō drīfenne hīe þǣrūt.
    • I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
    • On the Price of Corn and Management of the Poor (29 Blōtmōnaþ, 1766)