Poor Richard's Almanack

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Poor Richard's Almanack Poor Richard's Almanack by

Benjamin Franklin consists of several sayings that Franklin wanted

people to follow. The book was very popular during Franklin's time,

since thousands of copies were sold. Many of these aphorisms are

morals that people can learn a great deal from. Therefore, "Tart words

make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a

gallon of vinegar," can be found in the bible, in history, and in

personal experiences.

The story of the Good Samaritan shows how this aphorism exists in the

Bible. In this parable, a group of robbers walk by a man and strike

him to the ground. Furthermore, they then take his clothes and leave

him for dead. Two people, separately, walk by and ignore the injured

man.
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