.

 More Bits of Ben’s Wisdom:

.

How real?

How wise?

How true

His cries?

.

It’s certainly been around for years…

[For more the DOOR]

.

[MORE]

.

   Here is a gleaning of a couple of hundred scraps from the latest book we encountered. We hope they don’t add to your woes…from Ben Franklin: Wit and Wisdom (Peter Pauper Press, 1998)

.

   Silence is not always a Sign of

Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a folly.

.

   He that hath no Ill-Fortune

will be troubled with the Good.

.

   If you would not be forgotten,

as soon as you are dead and rotten,

either write things worth reading,

or do things worth the writing.

.

   Trust thyself, and another

shall not betray thee.

.

   Cut the wings of your Hens and

Hopes, lest they lead you a weary

Dance after them.

.

   The Bell calls others to Church,

but itself never minds the Sermon.

.

   After three days men grow weary of a

wench, a guest, and weather rainy.

.

   If you would keep your secret from an

Enemy, tell it not to a Friend.

.

   At 20 years the will reigns;

at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgment.

.

   Epitaph on a Scolding Wife

by her Husband: Here my poor

Bridget’s corps doth lie,

she is at rest,–and so am I.

.

   That’s more than enough.