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" Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day. "
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin - Page 52
by Benjamin Franklin - 1859
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...of small incidents and petty occurrences.' Ib. ii. 322. Dr. Franklin (Memoirs, i. 199) says : — ' Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces...happen as by little advantages that occur every day.' ' Boswell wrote the next day : — ' We sat till between two and three. He took me by the hand cordially,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799 - 640 pages
...composed of small incidents and petty occurrences.' Ib. ii. 322. Dr. Franklin (Memoirs, i. 199) says: — 'Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces...happen as by little advantages that occur every day.' ' Boswell wrote the next day : — ' We sat till between two and three. He took me by the hand cordially,...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: [Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 558 pages
...city, and its frequent repetition, jgives it weight and consequence; perhaps they will not cen'sure very severely those who bestow some attention to affairs...this seemingly low nature. Human felicity is produced L. not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

United States - 1826 - 422 pages
...may think these trifling matters not worth minding, or relating. Human felicity," says Franklin, " is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune...more to the happiness of his life, than in giving him one thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

United States - 1826 - 440 pages
..."may think these trifling matters not worth minding, or relating. Human felicity," says Franklin, " is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune...more to the happiness of his life, than in giving him one thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 522 pages
...is effected, and ordinary life influenced for good or for evil. " Human felicity," says Franklin, " is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune...contribute more to the happiness of his life than by giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, leaving only the regret of having foolishly...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin; with Selections from His Miscellaneous Works

John Stanley (printer.) - Statesmen - 1849 - 178 pages
...troubled himself with trifling matters, not worth minding, or relating,—" Human felicity," says he, " is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune...seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur any day. Thus if you teach a poor man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1850 - 666 pages
...populous city, and its frequent repetition, gives it weight and consequence, perhaps they will not censure very severely those, who bestow some attention to...every day. Thus, if you teach a , poor young man to shate himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 402 pages
...city, and its frequent repetition, gives it weight and consequence, perhaps they will not censure, very severely, those who bestow some attention to...great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as oy little advantages that occur every day. Thus, if you teach a . 10 G poor young man to shave himself,...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1868 - 426 pages
...populous city, and its frequent repetitions give it weight and consequence, perhaps they will not censure very severely those who bestow some attention to affairs of this seemingly low nature. Human felicity is produc'd not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that...
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