We have been studying the founding of this country for the past couple of months and just finished up a study on Ben Franklin. You know, as a kid, I thought history was so very boring. I would memorize whatever I had to just to make it thru the test and then promptly hit that metal delete button as soon as I turned the paperwork in. Now a days though, I can't get enough of history. I still don't remember it all very well, but I find it amazingly interesting.
I wonder why that is?......
Maybe since I am geared to be a romantic, I find the integrity and honor of yester-year to be so much more inspiring than the current society days I live in. I am sure there is more drawing me than that. But it is the first thing that comes to my mind.
I have been looking over the livable quotes of Benjamin Franklin lately and I find them to be a great array of rules to live by. Some are humorous and goofy while others could really make a differnce in today's society if they were paid attention to. You can find his list at this site.
Though they all make me smile, here are a few that I find of personal benefit:
- Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
- Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
- Silence is not always a sign of wisdom but babbling is ever a folly.
This is my current favorite...
If you would not be forgotten when you are dead and rotten,
either write things worthy of reading or do things worth the writing.
Thank you Mr. Franklin.