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The Way to Wealth

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Who wrote The Way to Wealth?
Benjamin Franklin
When was The Way to Wealth written?
1757
What was Benjamin Franklin's pen name (pseudonym)?
Richard Saunders
What was The Way to Wealth written to commemorate?
The 25th anniversary of the publishing of Poor Richard's Almanac
In whose voice was The Way to Wealth written?
Father Abraham
Who was Father Abraham
An old man who was asked for advice in the market place
What did the people ask Father Abraham his advice about?
What they could do about the "Badness of the Times"
What were the people upset about?
The heavy taxes that were being levied on them by the British
What is an ADAGE?
A short saying or proverb
How did Father Abraham respond to the people?
He gave them advice quoting from Poor Richard's Almanac
What was The Incident?
Richard Saunders (Poor Richard) stopped his horse at a marketplace before it opened and overheard Father Abraham quoting his adages to the people
How did overhearing Father Abraham make Richard feel?
It gave him great satisfaction
What was Father Abraham's advice?
He used many of Poor Richard's adages to explain to the people how they could help themselves
APPLY YOURSELF - NO ONE WILL DO YOUR WORK FOR YOU - YOU MUST DO IT YOURSELF.
How did the people respond to Father Abraham's advice?
They ignored him and spent their money at the marketplace anyway
How did Richard Saunders respond to Father Abraham's advice?
He decided not to buy material for a new coat, and keep wearing his old one a little longer.
Poor Richard - The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
You won't get anything done if you are lazy and not paying attention.
Poor Richard - There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
The will be plenty of time for sleeping when you are dead, so wake up early and don't be lazy when you are alive.
Poor Richard - He that lives on hope will die fasting.
Hoping alone will not put food on the table -- man has to work.
Poor Richard - At the working man's house, hunger looks in but dares not enter.
If you work hard you won't starve.
Poor Richard - Little strokes fell great oaks.
Keep chopping away a little at a time and eventually you will get the job done.
Poor Richard - A fat kitchen makes a lean will.
If you buy a lot of stuff when you are alive, there will be nothing left when you are dead.
Poor Richard - Lying rides on debt's back.
If you wind up owing people money, you will wind up lying to people as well.
What was the AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT?
A reaction to Puritan thought with an emphasis on Logic and Reason (18th Century - 1700's)
What is "EMPIRICISM"?
you need for EVIDENCE to prove a claim
Other names for the Age of Enlightenment?
The Age of Reason;
The Age of Skepticism
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