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" If Time be of all Things the most precious, wasting Time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest Prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time enough, always proves little enough... "
Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ... - Page 357
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The Quintessence of Capitalism: A Study of the History and Psychology of the ...

Werner Sombart, Bryan S. Turner - Capitalism - 1998 - 400 pages
...that the sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave. ... If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be ... the greatest prodigality." l64 Economy of time is only paralleled by economy of money. " If you...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 pages
...sleepingfox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting...us, lost time is never found again, and what we call time-enough, always proves little enough: let us then be up and be doing, and doing to the purpose;...
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Graceful Simplicity: The Philosophy and Politics of the Alternative American ...

Jerome M. Segal - Philosophy - 2003 - 289 pages
...writes, "But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time; for that's the stuff Life is made of." And "If Time be of all Things the most precious, wasting...be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest Prodigality." Franklin was concerned with how the average person might remain free in his own life, his own master....
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Living A Connected Life: Creating and Maintaining Relationships that Last a ...

Kathleen A. Brehony - Psychology - 2003 - 288 pages
...turn off your TV. It's a time killer and time is too precious to kill. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality." You know from an earlier chapter that I love television and have several...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 pages
...fox catches no poultry, and that There will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says. "If time be of all things the most precious, wasting...us then up and be doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 252 pages
...Fox catches no poultry, and that There will be sleeping enough in the Grave, as Poor Richard says. If Time be of all things the most precious, wasting...us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time-enough, always proves little enough: Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the Purpose; so...
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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 2004 - 302 pages
...Fox catches no Poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the Grave, as Poor Richard says. If Time be of all Things the most precious, wasting...us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time-enough, always proves little enough. Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the Purpose; so...
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The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Stephen M. Best - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 376 pages
...time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be ... the greatest prodigality [since] lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough"). 81 In this colony of idleness, this province beyond work, the cakewalk emerges as an odd mirror of...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 pages
...paragraph very appropriately with the proverb that instructs people to adhere to solid work ethics: ways proves little enough: Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the Purpose; so by Diligence shall we do more with less Perplexity. Sloth makes all Things difficult, but Industry...
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The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Stephen M. Best - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 376 pages
...time be of all things die most precious, wasting time must be ... die greatest prodigality [since] lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves litde enough" (Franklin, The Way to Wealth, 453-68). 133. George Fitzhugh, "Freedmen and Free Men,"...
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