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" The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but, if he sees you at a billiard-table, or hears your voice... "
The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ... - Page 165
by Benjamin Franklin - 1807 - 295 pages
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse for ever. The most t,illing actions that aflect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your...him easy six months longer: but if he sees you at a hilliard table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money...
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A Father's Gift to His Son, on His Becoming an Apprentice: To which is Added ...

Apprentices - 1821 - 140 pages
...promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse for ever. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit, are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at fire in the morning, or nine at night, 136 heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer. But,...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ...

Mason Locke Weems - Statesmen - 1822 - 264 pages
...promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse forever. The most trifling actions, that effect a man's credit, are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nin^ at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but if he see you at a billiard...
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The Monthly critical gazette, Volume 1

1824
...little tract, called * Advice to a young Tradesman,' wherein he says, ' The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer.' " Franklin's active mind now began to display itself in a thousand useful projects, lie published a...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1825 - 303 pages
...promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse for ever. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...him easy six months longer ; but if he sees you at a billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money...
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The American Preceptor

Caleb Bingham - 1825
...a disappointment shut up your friend's purse tor er ef. 7 . The most trilling actions which uilect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at live in the inon.ingvwr nine at night, heard by a creditor, nwkes ' easy six months Icnjtr. • 8....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse for ever. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...creditor, makes him easy six months longer ; but if he see you at a billiard-table, or hear your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse for ever. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six mouths longer ; but if he see you at a billiard-table, or hear your voice at a tavern, when you should...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 1

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...black, then I am superstitious in not wearing black. — Selden. DCXX. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at a billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...black. then I am superstitious in not wearing black. — Selden. DCXX. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at a billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money...
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