What can we learn from one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin? As we start the New Year, rather than make resolutions, let’s learn about leading a productive life
from the man whose face is on the $100 bill.
1. The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
2. Lost time is never found again.
3. Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
4. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
5. There are no gains without pains.
6. Diligence is the mother of good luck.
7. Be ashamed to catch yourself idle.
8. Let not the sun look down and say, “Inglorious, here he lies.”
9. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two separate things.
See also: "The Way to Wealth," by Benjamin Franklin: A brief history of the Almanack