John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
3932 Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 John Bartlett
|AUTHOR:||Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)|
|QUOTATION:||Early to bed and early to rise,|
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757.|
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]