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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 Printer Boy: Or, How Ben Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth

William M. Thayer - 1860 - 261 pages
...bright." " But dost thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." " If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality." " Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy ; and he that...
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Life Streams: Journeys into Meditation and Music

Hal A. Lingerman - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 352 pages
...the greatest prodigality. Lost time is never found again; what we call time enough always proves too little enough; let us then up and be doing, and doing...By diligence shall we do more with less perplexity. Benjamin Franklin Meditation Today you can tune in to the sense of time, the space of opportunity....
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1988 - 352 pages
...review. Victor Hugo Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of. If 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...
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Literature in America: An Illustrated History

Peter Conn - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 587 pages
...in which his adages were strung together and put in the mouth of an old man called Father Abraham. 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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Jean Rivard, ou, L'art de réussir: idéologies et utopie dans l'œuvre d ...

Robert Major, Université Laval. Centre de recherche en littérature québécoise - Frontier and pioneer life in literature - 1991 - 338 pages
...doing... He that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night. . . If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality» [95-96], disait déjà Franklin. Mais le travail doit être appuyé par...
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Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture

Barbara B. Oberg, Harry S. Stout - Religion - 1993 - 240 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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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 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 American Roman Noir: Hammett, Cain, and Chandler

William Marling - Performing Arts - 1998 - 306 pages
...Deism ended this informing opposition. It is present for Benjamin Franklin in The Way to Wealth (1757): "If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality" (362). What is Franklin's concept of time, if not the "desire to be found,...
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Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South

Mark Michael Smith - History - 1997 - 303 pages
...Poor Richard's Almanac were most popular. The Farmers' Register in 1838 quoted Franklin as saying, "If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality." For good measure, the editor added, "lost time is never found again." A...
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Stress Recess: The A B C's

Richard Deforest Erickson - Stress management - 1998 - 83 pages
...fosters guilt-stress in many of us. Here, again, is that belief expanded to a fuller degree in Franklin: "If 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...
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