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Wit and Wisdom

All Aboard the Meme Express – Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Franklin!

Benjamin Franklin

By Jean-Baptiste Breuze


Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father, author (Poor Richard’s Almanack), scientist and diplomat, was born on January 17, 1706. Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal eyeglasses, the lightning rod and the Franklin wood stove.

Benjamin Franklin was noted for his quotable statements of wit and wisdom. Here are a seven examples:

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”

“A penny saved is a penny earned.”

“A place for everything, everything in its place.”

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

“Beware the hobby that eats.”

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

Today’s Meme Express prompt is wit and wisdom.

Pick one of the quotations from Benjamin Franklin (printed above) as your blogging prompt for today. Or, create your own.

What words of wit or wisdom have stuck with you through the years?

Who spoke or wrote this witty or wise words?

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create a drawing, a poem, a short story, or a journal entry. Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Of course, if this prompt seems to stump you, feel free to peruse the archives of the Meme Express and publish a blog post on an earlier prompt.

Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.

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