For my next financial post, I want to give several quotes of Benjamin Franklin that I collected over a decade ago, when I first started doing accounting jobs and that portion of rebuilding my life. I had not looked at the quotes much in the decade that followed, but the advice still holds as true, today, as I build up myself, again.
From “The Way to Wealth” ..
“God helps them that help themselves.”
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
“Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all things easy.”
“Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain leisure.”
“There are no gains, without pains.”
“..by diligence and patience the mouse ate in two the cable; and little strokes fell great oaks.”
“If you would be wealthy..think of saving as well as getting.”
“You call them goods, but if you do not take care, they will prove evils to some of you.”
“Tis foolish to lay out money in purchase of repentance.”
“When the well is dry, they know the worth of water.”
“For age and want, save while you may; no morning sun last a whole day.”
I am DEFINITELY aware of that last one, as I try to save money and feel my aging body hurting, every day.