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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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Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 36

Freeman Hunt - Commerce - 1857
...business, in all avocations, character, in the long run, is the best capital. Says Poor Richard, " the sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or...nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy for six months longer ; but if he sees you at a gambling-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 36

1857
...character, in the long run, is the best capital. Says Poor Richard, " the sound of your hammer at live in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy for six months longer ; but if he sees you at a gambling-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when...
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Readings for Young Men, Merchants, and Men of Business

Business - 1859 - 172 pages
...business, in all avocations, character, in the long run, is the best capital. Says Poor Richard—" The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or...nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy for six months longer ; but if he sees you at a gambling-table, or hears your voice in a tavern when...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 40

1859
...business, in all avocations, character, in the long run, is the best capital. Says poor Richard : — " The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him cu.-y for six months longer ; but if he sees you at a gambling table, or hears your voice at a tavern,...
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The Printer Boy: Or, How Ben Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth

William M. Thayer - 1860 - 261 pages
...afterwards, to give the following advice to a " young tradesman :" — " 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 Printer Boy: Or, How Ben Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth

William M. Thayer - Apprentices - 1861 - 261 pages
...afterwards, to give the following advice to a " young tradesman " : — " 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 elements of success: illustr. in the life of A. Laurence and others

Elements - Success - 1862 - 232 pages
...in life when he has lost the confidence of men. Dr Franklin said, " The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit, are to be regarded. The sound...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 historical, biographical and poetical reader; or, Scholar's companion

John Laurie Blake - 1862
...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 billiardtable, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money...
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Supplement to the Courant, Volumes 25-35

1862
...somebody will furnish Uie bride. "The sound of your hammer," says Franklin, "at five in the morning, or at nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy...if he sees you at a billiard table, or hears your Tolce at a tavern, when you should be at work, be sends for his money the next day." A German professor...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...the ¡¿norant more learned than thoir cars. ACTION— Importance of. The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the mornirg, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy si* months longer ; but if he sees you...
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