|Child's 7 inch plate "Experience keeps a dear school/But fools will learn in no other."|
Benjamin Franklin is famous for lots of maxims (proverbs or sayings) that encourage good behavior and offer good advice, and many are found on plates and mugs made for children. I thought I'd show some that have morphed into my New Year's resolutions. "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other," is one of my favorite maxims. I have often wanted to say it to friends and family, but knew it would offend. So, I use it to remind myself that I am never too old to be foolish. Or, "Dost Thou Love Life Then Do Not Squander Time. There Will Be Sleeping Enough In The Grave." I shall remember not to waste the time I have left.
|Child's Plate, "Dost Thou Love Life Then Do Not Squander Time/There Will Be Sleeping Enough In The Grave"|
Franklin's maxims about work are priceless (I have used this word on purpose): "Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee" is something I remind myself often. This maxim is supported by another: "If you would have your business done go if not send."
|"Dr. Franklin's Maxims" child's plate "Keep thy shop and thy
The tiny plates below offer big advice!