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" And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to... "
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by Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
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The Printer Boy: Or, How Ben Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth

William M. Thayer - 1860 - 261 pages
...following : — " It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it." " It is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich,...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox." " Pride breakfasts with plenty, dines with poverty, and sups with infamy." His integrity in transacting...
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Samuel Drew ... the self-taught Cornishman, by his eldest son

Jacob Halls Drew - 1861 - 304 pages
...delighted him. He placed it in a conspicuous situation in his chamber, and resolved to follow its maxims. " Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore," was applied to a practical purpose at tho very outset. He took part of a small house, at a low rent,...
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Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland. Revised by A ..., Volumes 11-12

John Mackay Wilson - 1863
...merchant has begun business in a cellar — and Reuben, quoting the words of poor Richard, said: — " Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. " And he further said, " I am but serving my time yet; we must creep before we walk." , Never was any...
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The Autobiography and Essays of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1864 - 231 pages
...piece; but poor Dick says, " It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that foliow it." And it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. " Vessels large may venture more, But little boata should...
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Benjamin Franklin, the Printer-boy

Benjamin Franklin - Apprentices - 1865 - 120 pages
...the following:— " It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it." " It is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich,...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox." " Pride breakfasts with plenty, dines with poverty, and sups with infamy." His integrity in transacting...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. l(,id. Three removes are as bad as a fire. 1bid. Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. Hid. He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. Ibid. When I see a merchant over-polite to his customers,...
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Sunday readings in prose and verse, selected and ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1866
...be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, ' It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.' And it is as truly folly for...venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' It is, however, a folly soon punished; for, as Poor Richard says, 'Pride that dines on vanity, sups...
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Advice to youths about entering a commercial career

William H. Ablett - Commerce - 1867 - 80 pages
...first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.' And is truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. ' Vessels...venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' " ' It is, however, a folly soon punished ; for, as poor Richard says, ' Pride that dines on vanity...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...find the fool when I behold the screen, For 't is the wise man's interest to be seen. Young, L. of Fa. Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. PrcaMin, Poor Ric. All's to be fear'd where all is to be lost. Byron, Werner. Be wise, discreet, of...
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My new-year's gift to my son [comprising Pamphilius, Economy of life and ...

Pamphilius (pseud.) - 1869
...be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, "It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it." And it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. " Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should...
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