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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Benjamin Franklin. (1706–1790) (continued)
 
3930
    God helps them that help themselves. 1
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3931
    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3932
    Early to bed and early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. 2
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3933
    Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3934
    Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3935
    Three removes are as bad as a fire.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3936
    Little strokes fell great oaks. 3
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3937
    A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3938
    He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing. 4
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3939
    A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone. 5
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3940
    Vessels large may venture more,
But little boats should keep near shore.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3941
    It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
3942
    Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
          Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.
 
Note 1.
See Herbert, Quotation 28. [back]
Note 2.
Clarke: Paræmiolgia, 1639.

My hour is eight o’clock, though it is an infallible rule, “Sanat, sanctificat, et ditat, surgere mane” (That he may be healthy, happy, and wise, let him rise early).—A Health to the Gentle Profession of Serving-men, 1598 (reprinted in Roxburghe Library), p. 121. [back]
Note 3.
See Lyly, Quotation 8. [back]
Note 4.
See Tusser, Quotation 5. [back]
Note 5.
See Heywood, Quotation 30. [back]
 

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