My notes as I explore various business and financial topics

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quote of the Day: Nothing was useful which was not honest - Benjamin Franklin

As a boy, Franklin led a group of friends in building a wharf with stones that tey gathered from a nearby construction site. When the workmen discovered the missing stones, they tracked down the culprits, who were subsequently punished by their fathers.

Franklin later wrote, "We were discovered. Several of us were corrected by our fathers, and, though I pleaded the usefulness of the work, mine convinced me that
nothing was useful which was not honest."

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