One of my favorite business blogs is Business Insider. It has breaking news, business news, some off the wall stuff that is interesting and, at times, some motivational tidbits. The other day I came across a post that included several Benjamin Franklin quotes. As you may know, Benjamin Franklin is the guy who invented lightening and he is the only dead president who really never was president. All humor aside, Franklin was one of the most successful people I have studied and very few, if any, did more for our country than him. I hope you enjoy some of the quotes I chose. His wisdom is timeless.
“Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you shall have corn to sell and keep.”
“Employee thy time well, if you meanest to gain leisure.”
“If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Then if you are your own master, be ashamed to catch yourself idle.”
“At the working man’s house, hunger looks in but does not enter.”
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
“He that pursues two hares at once does not catch one and lets the other go.”
“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”
“To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.”
“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
“The noblest question in the world is ‘What good may I do in it?”
Have a great day.