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VINE VOICEon October 14, 2017
The Eighteenth Century was less hindered than our age by copyright restrictions. Thus much of what Benjamin Franklin, in his "Poor Richard" persona, published was in fact gleaned from earlier writers. Never mind that: these witticisms and pithy sayings are genuine Americana and well worth reading -- and owning. This inexpensive Dover edition is far from comprehensive, but what's in it is good.
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on November 25, 2015
If many of the quotes in this almanac seem familiar, it is because they have been repeated often since Benjamin Franklin set them down. Many times , he seems to be speaking directly to us about modern problems, both national and personal. If more people read and heeded these proverbs, we'd all be a lot better off.
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on April 27, 2017
This little book contains much wisdom. Benjamin Franklin was a treasure and a very impressive man. He is, indeed, remembered fondly as one of our greatest Founding Father!
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on January 7, 2017
good read once in a while full of reminders on how to live the good life in any age, including today
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on September 12, 2017
There's a reason why it's such a classic. The wisdom in this book is timeless.
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on August 21, 2017
Very good. Thank you.
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on April 17, 2014
If, for your own private pleasure or to put a pithy quote onto your Facebook Page, or a paper you may be writing for a school course, you can opwn Poor Richard's Almanac to any page, and find something to suit your needs. Franklin seems to have been a man of common sense with a good dollop of humor and religion thrown in. This Kindle version of Poor Richard's Almanac is well organized, comprehensive and excellent for academic or personal use.
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on April 7, 2014
This is a nice quick-quote reference to have in lieu of an actual Poor Richard's Almanac reproduction. The usefulness of the quotes is naturally dated by the age and style of the writing, but the truthfulness and applicability is eternal. As reading material it is fun to have, although the reader may need a dictionary nearby to get by some of the antiquated words; e.g. "Every little makes a mickle."
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on November 9, 2012
Poor Richard's Almanac is a well known collection of Benjamin Franklin's writings. I have read it many times. I wanted to have a hard copy for myself and this is it. I think the best advice he gives is to consider yourself as your own employee. Are you prompt, industrious, do you do the most important things first, and so forth. If a person adopts this attitude, one does not put off jobs that can be done now. Any time wasted is gone forever. We are given only so much time. We cannot afford to waste any of it.
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on June 6, 2017
I like the book Poor Richards Almanac. I rated this book five star's.I reccomend this book to anyone who likes founding fathers and riddles.
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