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The Way to Wealth

Narrated by: Will Smith
Length: 23 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"The Way to Wealth" is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in 1758. It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by "Father Abraham" to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar today. The essay's advice is based on the themes of work ethic and frugality.

Some phrases from the almanac quoted in "The Way to Wealth" include:

  • "There are no gains, without pains;"
  • "One today is worth two tomorrows;"
  • "A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things;"
  • "Get what you can, and what you get hold;"
  • "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright;"
  • "Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today;"
  • "The eye of a master will do more work than both his hands;"
  • "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise;"
  • "For want of a nail...".
©2018 Benjamin Franklin (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Excellent advice for any era

I’ve read Ben Franklins Autobiography several times. I advise it to anyone as you will learn things from one of the great people in a very personal way. I know if he was alive today I would want to meet him and have him as my friend. Will Smith did an exceptional job of reading this piece of Ben Franklin’s body of work. I wasn’t aware of this work of Franklin but am very happy that I was able to listen to it. He quotes frequently from Poor Richard and the advice is still sound today. I am very happy that I acquired this audiobook.