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" A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think 'Tis day, and will never be night... "
The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ... - Сторінка 365
1792 - 456 стор.
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: with introduction and notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1921 - 249 стор.
...industry and frugality, have maintained their standing ; in which case it appears plainly that " a plowman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Eichard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they...
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Том 6

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1922
...industry and frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly that "a plowman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think,...
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Literature and Living, Книга 2

Rollo La Verne Lyman, Howard Copeland Hill - 1925
...industry and frugality, have maintained their standing. In this case it appears plainly that 'a plowman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees,' as Poor Richard says. 'If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing...
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Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation

Jennifer L. Hochschild - 1996 - 440 стор.
...virtues: "Fond Pride of Dress, is sure a very Curse;/ E'er Fancy you consult, consult your Purse"; "A Ploughman on his Legs is higher than a Gentleman on his Knees"; and "Pride that dines on Vanity sups on Contempt."20 Americans have learned Franklin's lessons well:...
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Mine Eyes Have Seen

Ann Rinaldi - 1997 - 256 стор.
..."One today is worth two tomorrows." Sometimes he would say, "A small kak witt sink a great ship." And, "A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees." My brothers told me that when they misbehaved when small, Pa would rap them on the head with the handle...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 стор.
...formerly despised, but who through Industry and Frugality have maintained their Standing; in which Case it appears plainly, that a Ploughman on his Legs is...higher than a Gentleman on his Knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small Estate left them, which they knew not the Getting of; they think...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 стор.
...man who hath a trade, hath an estate; and a man who hath a calling hath a place of profit and honor. A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees." — Benjamin Franklin "No profit grows where is no pleasure taken." — Shakespeare "If pains be a...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 стор.
...formerly despised, but who through industry and frugality have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that a ploughman on his legs is...higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think...
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Sikkim: Perspectives and vision

Pavana Cāmaliṅa Kirana - 2003 - 584 стор.
...tell you that a dollar earned is of far more value than five found. Benjamin Franklin has rightly said "that a ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees." Let us absorb the message and start acting accordingly. There are many problems the country is facing...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - 2004 - 304 стор.
...formerly despised, but who, through industry and frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that A ploughman on his legs is...higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think,...
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