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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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The Autobiography and Essays of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1864 - 231 pages
...punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on 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 nioiuhs longer; but if he sees you at a billiard table, o1 hears youi voice at a tavern, when you should...
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Benjamin Franklin, the Printer-boy

Benjamin Franklin - Apprentices - 1865 - 120 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 Blade and the Ear: a Book for Young Men

Blade - Youth - 1865 - 224 pages
...one only in the hundred, for a long life, succeeds. Industry is the basis of reputation and credit. " The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night," said Franklin, "heard by a creditor, will make him easy six months longer ; but if he sees you at a...
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The Blade and the Ear: Thoughts for a Young Man

Artemas Bowers Muzzey - Young men - 1865 - 233 pages
...one only in the hundred, for a long life, succeeds. Industry is the basis of reputation and credit. " The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night," said Franklin, " heard by a creditor, will make him easy six months longer ; but if he sees you at...
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Readings for Young Men, Merchants, and Men of Business

Readings - Business - 1866 - 166 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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Advice to youths about entering a commercial career

William H. Ablett - Commerce - 1867 - 80 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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New Universal Letter-writer ... to which are Prefixed ... a Set of ...

Letter writing - 1867 - 208 pages
...for ever. The most trifling actions, that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of a hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard...creditor, makes him easy six months longer ; but if he see you at the billiard table, or hear your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends...
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Harry Blake's trouble, by the author of 'Ben Holt's good name'.

Charlotte Grace O'Brien - 1868
...bad brothers of bis set a terrible example to a young boy like him." "The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound...sees you at a billiard table, or hears your voice in a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day." FRANKLiN. j|HE weather,...
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The book of good devices, ed. by G. Golding

Godfrey Golding - 1873
...gold who can win it. INDUSTRY. <D •0 <o ffl >> "0 'NDUSTRY is the basis of reputation and credit. " The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night," said Benjamin Franklin, "heard by a creditor, will make him easy six months longer ; but if he sees...
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How Benjamin Franklin, the printer boy, made his mark

William Makepeace Thayer - 1875 - 264 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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