Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - short, pithy, instructive sayings - that were scattered throughout the pages of his Poor Richard's Almanack over its 25 years of once-a-year publication (1732-1758). Many of these sayings are familiar to all . . . "a penny saved is a penny earned" . . . "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" . . . but there are many more for you to laugh at, ponder over and learn from! Most were not invented by him, but these little gems of wisdom Franklin gleaned from all over the world are what made his Almanack so wildly popular, and himself a wealthy man.
- Summary by Michele Fry, Soloist

Genre(s): Philosophy, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction, and Aphorisms 1-99 Michele Fry
Play 01 Aphorisms 100-199 Michele Fry
Play 02 Aphorisms 200-299 Michele Fry
Play 03 Aphorisms 300-399 Michele Fry
Play 04 Aphorisms 400-499 Michele Fry
Play 05 Aphorisms 500-599 Michele Fry
Play 06 Aphorisms 600-670 Michele Fry