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17 Powerful Quotes from Benjamin’s Franklin Essay: The Way to Wealth

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Benjamin Franklin was a successful inventor, author, scientist, publisher, and statesman, whose works played a crucial role in founding America. In 1758, he wrote an essay: The Way to Wealth, where he shared powerful proverbs that advice on how to succeed in life. I have read the essay several times because I love its harsh realities. Here are my favorite 17 quotes from the essay.

  1. We are taxed twice by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times by our folly and the government can’t free us from these taxes.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘If we are hard working we will never starve because, at the hardworking man’s house, hunger looks in but dares not enter.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Wise men learn from other people’s mistakes, while fools learn from their own.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Do all your best today because you never know how much you may be hindered tomorrow.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘If you love life don’t squander time because life is made of time.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘We waste so much time sleeping forgetting that there will be sleeping enough in the grave.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Laziness makes things difficult, hard work makes things easy.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘He that lives with hope will die fasting.’- Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘Be up before sunrise, don’t let the sun look down and say, inglorious here he lies.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Stick to your work steadily and you will see great effects, for constant droppings, wears away stones, and by diligence and patience the mouse ate into the cable, and little strokes fail great oaks.’- Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. Add frugality to hard work if you want to make your hard work more successful.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Buy what you don’t need, and you will sell what you need.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘God gives all things to hard work.’ -Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Learning is to the studious, and riches to the careful, as well as power to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

  1. ‘What use is this pride of appearance, of which so much is risked, and so much is suffered. It cannot promote hate or ease pain.’ – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

  1. ‘Think what you do when you run in debt, you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay on time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor, and you will be in fear when you speak to him.’ – Benjamin Franklin

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6 Comments

  1. Chef William Chaney

    July 17, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Great, I think that for me numbers 7 and 10 stand out a little more than the rest but they are all good.

  2. Isaac Wechuli

    July 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    wow.it seems you are a very hard working guy…Mine is quote 16.. i hate it when people invest so much in appearance…its a waste of time and money

  3. justjyll

    July 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I have a book about Ben Franklin that I need to read. These were great quotes. I resonated with #11 the most as I am working diligently on consistency in my Business and seeing a lot of good results.

    • Isaac Wechuli

      July 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      benjamin franklin was a genius. you must read the book. Nway, i included quote 11 because it encourages people to persist. i love it too

  4. Kimberly Schramm

    July 17, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Always love Ben Franklin! #4 is my favorite in this list. Thanks for sharing.

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16 Sensational Quotes by the Rich and Famous That Prove Hard Work is the Secret to Success

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I have written twice, on why hard work is the secret to success because I believe that hard work works. Today, I compiled quotes I noted down from books, songs, interviews, and speeches of some of the world’s famous millionaires to prove that these folks really believe in hard work.

Here are they

  1. ‘I never cried, never complained, I just worked hard. To get to where I got to in life, it has been hard work.’ – Mayweather, boxer, (Net worth – around $ 700million).

 

  1. ‘I represent being sucker-free, being positive, and working hard. I don’t hate on anybody, I’m not a negative individual, and I just wake up and I just try to work the hardest I can work.’ – Puff Daddy, American Rapper & Entrepreneur (Net worth $810 -900 million)

 

 

  1. ‘I just kept at it. I work, work, work, work. I hate lazy people, I hate laziness.’ – Nicki Minaj, Rapper & Singer (Net worth – $ 70 million)

 

  1. ‘They always tell me nobody is working hard as you, and even though I laugh it off men, it’s probably true coz when all my friends are out partying I’m just here making music that they party to.’ – Drake, Rapper (Net worth – $120 Million).

 

 

  1. ‘Dreams don’t work unless you do.’ – John C. Maxwell, American Author & Pastor (Net worth – $ 700 million).

 

  1. ‘I have brothers like Rick Ross, and Wayne who are working like non-stop. I think we all push each other harder.’ – Drake, Rapper (Net worth – $120 Million).

 

 

  1. ‘I have never viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working, while the other guy is eating, I’m working. – Will Smith, Actor (Net worth – $250 million)

 

  1. ‘Ignore the naysayers, and WORK LIKE HELL.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor (Net worth – $ 400 million)

 

 

  1. ‘If you want to win, there is absolutely no way around hard hard work.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor (Net worth-$ 400 million).

 

  1. ‘Work-hard, and who knows maybe someday you’ll find yourself standing on the stage, or maybe someday somebody will give you an award calling you an innovator.’ – Justin Timberlake, Singer – Songwriter (Net worth – $230 million).

 

 

  1. ‘I had no money to go to college so I had to work three jobs, and I learned a work ethic that I think made me who I am. I am a very hard worker, I am not the smartest kid in class, but just in terms of being clever and having hustle, I think my career proves that I’ll get it done no matter what – Jason Calacanis, Internet Entrepreneur (Net worth – $20 million).

 

  1. ‘Work-hard every waking hour if you are starting a company because if somebody else is working 50 hours and you are working 100, you will get twice as much done in the course of the year.’ – Elon Musk (Net worth- $ 20 billion)

 

 

  1. ‘I think there is no secret to success. It’s all about hard work. It’s about going out there and practicing more than your teammates or opponents.’ – Alex Morgan, Footballer ($ Net worth – $3 million ).

 

  1. ‘Talent without hard work is nothing.’ – Christiano Ronaldo, Footballer (Net worth – $400 million)

 

 

  1. ’If you think you can make it without working, you are making a mistake. If you are not going to work hard forget about it.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor (Net worth – $ 400 million).

 

  1. You have to work. I work every day and this is why I’m in the top level. It is not by coincidence it’s because I put extra-work outside the field.’ – Christiano Ronaldo, Footballer (Net worth – $400 million)

 

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13 Insightful Quotes You Must Know On Your Journey to Success from Maxwell Maltz Book: The New Psycho-Cybernetics.

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Your self-image refers to the beliefs you have about your character, appearance, and abilities. In his best-seller, The New Psycho-Cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz mainly argues that your self-image determines the person you will become, and for this reason, he teaches how to adopt a self-image that will make you succeed.

In the book, he also teaches about our inbuilt-success mechanism, how we can use our imagination to succeed, the power of rational thinking, and many more lessons.

The book has enabled millions of folks to create a powerful self-image that enabled them achieve their biggest goals. Here are insightful quotes from the book you must know if you want to succeed.

  1. ‘The person in hot pursuit of meaningful, rewarding goals and a calendar of important things to do has little time to obsess over trivial slights and offenses.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  2. ‘Philosopher Elbert Hubbard said, ‘The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  3. ‘Mr.Thomas Edison worked endlessly on a problem, using the method of elimination. If a person asked him whether he were discouraged because doing many attempts proved unavailing, he would say, ‘No, I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.’- Maxwell Maltz
  4. You cannot realize the potentialities and possibilities inherent in that unique and special something that is you if you keep turning your back on it, feeling ashamed of it, hating it, unfairly comparing it to false idols, and refusing to recognize it as your greatest asset and ally.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  5. ‘Having a goal and understanding the situation are not enough. You must have the courage to act, for only by actions can goals, desires, and beliefs be translated into realities.’- Maxwell Maltz
  6. ‘Almost every bright and shining success has in its shadow a long list of disappointments, frustrations, and humiliations.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  7. ‘The difference between a successful person and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  8. ‘When you thoroughly accept that you are not your mistakes, you are freed to acknowledge them, learn from them, set them aside, and move on from them without being mired in them.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  9. ‘Once a decision is made, focus on supporting it, not second-guessing it.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  10. ‘No one is immune to negative feelings and attitudes. Even the most successful personalities experience them at times. The important thing is to recognize them for what they are, and take positive action.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  11. In sports, it’s said, ‘You can’t win by playing not to lose.’ In life, even in everyday situations, we might say the same. In fact, playing not to lose only serves to manufacture and magnify stress, thus increasing the likelihood of making mistakes.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  12. ‘We must learn to do our work, act on the best assumptions available, and leave the results to take care of themselves.’ – Maxwell Maltz
  13. ‘The fundamental message of psycho-cybernetics is that every human being has been literally ‘engineered for success’ by the Creator. Every human being has access to a power greater than him/herself.’ – Maxwell Maltz

Which quote did you love the most?

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