The Way to Wealth - Benjamin Franklin - ebook

This collector's edition is cleanly formatted for easy reading. 13 point Gisha, 1.5 spacing. Benjamin Franklin was the 6th President of Pennsylvania from 1785 to 1788. He was successful in everything he touched, including money. His The Way to Wealth is insightful and witty, and provides invaluable money tips from the brilliant Benjamin Franklin, unequaled innovator, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, scientist, newspaper editor and accomplished businessman. In this highly entertaining book you will find advice to follow in order to gain success in wealth. Franklin's informative sayings and anecdotes are priceless. They apply today as dependably as they did in the 18th Century and The Way to Wealth is a must-read for anyone wanting success in financial matters.

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The Way to Wealth

byBenjamin Franklin(1706-1790)

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Dr. Franklin, wishing to collect into one piece all the sayings upon the following subjects, which he had dropped in the course of publishing theAlmanackscalled "Poor Richard," introduces Father Abraham for this purpose. Hence it is, that Poor Richard is so often quoted, and that, in the present title, he is said to be improved. Notwithstanding the stroke ofhumourin the concluding paragraph of this address, Poor Richard (Saunders) and Father Abraham have proved, inAmerica, that


I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure, as to find hisworks respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you. I stopped my horse, lately, where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain, clean, old man, with white locks,

'Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not those heavy taxes quite ruin the country! How shall we be ever able to pay them? What would you advise us to?'——Father Abraham stood up, and replied, 'If you would have my advice, I will give it you in short; "for a word to the wise is enough," as Poor Richard says.' They joined in desiring him