One of My Favorite Heroes


Hey little buddies!

I love the wisdom of old Benjamin Franklin.  He’s one of my favorite heroes.  There’s a whole chapter about him in For You They Signed.  Franklin  talked about a lot of important things with such wisdom!  Here are some things he said.

About planning:  “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

About criticizing others:  “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”

About being careful with our words:  “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”  Hoo boy, there’s a tough one!

About taking responsibility:  “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

I encourage you to read about Franklin.  He got more good things done in his long lifetime than five average men.  Diligence, wisdom and productivity marked his life.

For more about Benjamin Franklin, listen to Uncle Rick Reads the True Story of Benjamin Franklin


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