A Conversation for Benjamin Franklin
shagbark Started conversation May 5, 2009
While all of the quotations may have appeared in Poor Richard It is doubtful if he thought them all up himself.
I remember one in Particular
"For want of a nail the shoe was lost
for want of a shoe the horse was lost
for want of a horse the rider was lost
for want of the rider the message was lost
for want of the message the battle was lost
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail"
I believe this came out of France and Benb probably picked it up when he lived there.
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