Poor Richard's almanack - PDF book by Benjamin Franklin

 Poor Richard's almanack by Benjamin Franklin 

Poor Richard's almanack
Benjamin Franklin


This book was published in 1914. it is considered a self-help book that contains useful and practical tips for saving money and managing your own personal finance. 

Benjamin was the fifteenth child of Josiah Franklin, whose occupation was that of tallow-chandler or candle-maker. The business was not prosperous, and the Franklin family was reared in very humble circumstances. As a child, Benjamin hungered for books and knowledge. During the two years that his father was able to send him to school, he showed remarkable aptitude and industry and rapidly outdistanced his fellow pupils. 


The first book which Franklin read was Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress". By trading and borrowing, he managed to secure other volumes. His passion for reading was so intense that he attracted the attention of a kind-hearted Boston merchant, who gave the boy access to his well-stocked library. Franklin read only books that could add to his education and read them with a thoroughness that extracted every bit of useful knowledge.

Some quotes from the book:

"Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”

“Lost Time is never found again.”

“Love your enemies, for they tell you your Faults.”

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”

“In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by faith, but by the Lack of it.”

“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.”

“Women are books, and men the readers be...”

Publication date: 1914


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