Tonight I Quote From The Industry Section

“Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hopes will die fasting.  There are no gains without pains,. He that hath a trade hath an estate, and he that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honour;  but then the trade must be worked at, and the calling followed, or neither the state nor the office will enable us to pay our taxes.  If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, at the working man’s house hunger looks in but dares not enter. Nor will the sheriff or the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while idleness and neglect increase them.” – Franklin


4 comments on “Tonight I Quote From The Industry Section

  1. Gotta love B. Franklin and his quotes. They are always timeless and ageless. 🙂


    • Good evening, Susan! I didn’t realize what an old sage he was until I started looking through the pages of this book. He has a lot of entries. Thank you for dropping by and commenting!


  2. What a great passage Liz! As we all struggle to attain our goals, this would be a fantastic one to refer back to often… Thank you for this, it’s actually very timely for me!
    Tami xo


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