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" If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be, as Poor Richard says, the greatest prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough, always proves little enough. "
The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ... - Seite 408
1825 - 767 Seiten
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 352 Seiten
...review. Victor Hugo Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality; since lost time is never found again and what we call time enough always...
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Literature in America: An Illustrated History

Peter Conn - 1989 - 587 Seiten
...in which his adages were strung together and put in the mouth of an old man called Father Abraham. If Time be of all things the most precious, wasting...Richard says, the greatest Prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost time is never found again; and what we call Time enough, always proves little...
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Jean Rivard, ou, L'art de réussir: idéologies et utopie dans l'œuvre d ...

Robert Major, Université Laval. Centre de recherche en littérature québécoise - 1991 - 338 Seiten
...doing... He that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night. . . If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality» [95-96], disait déjà Franklin. Mais le travail doit être appuyé par...
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Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the Representation of American Culture

Barbara B. Oberg, Harry S. Stout - 1993 - 240 Seiten
...bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the Stuff Life is made of, as Poor Richard says. How much more...Richard says, the greatest Prodigality, since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time-enough, always proves little...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 Seiten
...bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the stuff Life is made of, as Poor Richard says. How much more...Richard says, the greatest Prodigality; since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time enough, always proves little...
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The American Roman Noir: Hammett, Cain, and Chandler

William Marling - 1998 - 306 Seiten
...Deism ended this informing opposition. It is present for Benjamin Franklin in The Way to Wealth (1757): "If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality" (362). What is Franklin's concept of time, if not the "desire to be found,...
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On the Third Hand: Humor in the Dismal Science, an Anthology

Caroline Postelle Clotfelter - 1996 - 324 Seiten
...riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night. How much more [time] than is necessary do we spend in sleep! . . . forgetting...and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave. Let not the sun look down and say, inglorious here he lies. Women and wine, game and deceit, Make the...
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Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South

Mark Michael Smith - 1997 - 303 Seiten
...Poor Richard's Almanac were most popular. The Farmers' Register in 1838 quoted Franklin as saying, "If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality." For good measure, the editor added, "lost time is never found again." A...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...bright, as Poor Richard says. But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the Stuff Life is made of, as Poor Richard says. — How much...Richard says, the greatest Prodigality, since, as he elsewhere tells us, Lost Time is never found again', and what we call Time-enough, always proves little...
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The Quintessence of Capitalism: A Study of the History and Psychology of the ...

Werner Sombart, Bryan S. Turner - 1998 - 400 Seiten
...pen.l63 " But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. ... How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep,...and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave. ... If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be ... the greatest prodigality."...
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