Monday, September 10, 2007

Ben Franklin got it right

If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth the writing.
Thanks to Aaron for the knowledge of this quote. Ben said a lot of good things; Wikiquote pegs this one at 1738 from Poor Richard's Almanack.

While checking my sources, I finally found a correct attribution for another good one. I used to have a bookmark with this quotation.
“Any man with a moderate income can afford to buy more books than he can read in a lifetime.” - Henry Holt

1 comment:

quantum-mechanic said...

Both are great quotes... The second is particularly funny!