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" Methinks I hear some of you say, Must a Man afford himself no Leisure? I will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy Time well, if thou meanest to gain Leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a Minute, throw not away an Hour. "
The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the World's ... - Page 275
by John Lawson Stoddard - 1913
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says; <( Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure ; and, since thou art not sure of a minute...diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never; for, " A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, without labour, would live by...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...I will tell thee, my friend, what poor Richard says, ' Employ thy time well, if thou means to gain leisure ; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.' Leisure is lime in doing something useful ; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never...
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Select Pieces

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...meanest to gain leisure; and since tliou art not sure of a minute, throw net POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK. away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something...laziness are two things." Do you imagine that sloth will afford you more comfort than labour? no;• for, as poor Richard says, "Troubles spring from idleness,...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...what poor Richard says; "Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure; and, since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.'' Leisure...the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never ; for, " A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, without labour, would live...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...will tell thee, my friend, what poor Richard says ; " employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure ; and since thou art not sure of a minute,...the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never ; for " ft life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many, \\ithoutlabour, would live...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...will tell thee, my friend, what poor Richard says: " employ thy time well, if thdu meanest to gain leisure; and since thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away au hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...friend, what Poor Richard says : " Employ thy time well, if " thou meanest to gain leisure," andj " Since thou art " not sure of a minute, throw not away...the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never ; for, " A life of leisure, and a life of laziness are two things." "Many, without labour, would live...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...friend, what Poor Richard says ; " Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure , and, lince thou art not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour."...something useful: this leisure the diligent man will •btain, but the laxy man never; for, "A life f leisure and a life of laziness are two things. Many,...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...will tell thee, my friend, what poor Richard says: "Employ lliy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure; and' since thou art not sure of a minute,- throw not Sway an hour." Leisure is time for doing something useful ; this leisure the diligent man will obtain,...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...thy time well, if thou mean • est to gin leisure ; and sinc# thou art not sure of a minute, thiow not away an hour." Leisure is time for doing something'...of. leisure and a life of laziness are two things." ' ' •'— V' *.-:Vs ' Do you imagine that sloth will afford you more comfort than labour? No; for,...
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