A Conversation for Benjamin Franklin


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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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