Who is Mrs. Silence Dogood?
She is Benjamin Franklin. That was his pen name to get his work published in his brother’s newspaper. His articles proved to be widely popular and entertaining back in the day as his brother, who wasn’t very close with him, enjoyed them as well. As you all know, Franklin is not only a writer, but he is an inventor, too. He gave us the lightning rod, bifocals, swim fins, and much more. He even gave us some well-known quotes that may help us through our daily life.
I decided to pick out some of my favorite quotes and add a bit of art into them.
Why did I choose these particular quotes? I feel that they speak to me as a student.
“Lost time is never found again.” – When you waste time, you can’t do anything about it anymore. It’s gone. You can’t turn back time.
“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – It’s important to wake up and start the day early! It will make you accomplish more than waking up at noon.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Always prepare. It’s like studying for a test. If you don’t study or prepare for it, then you’ll most likely fail.
“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” – Failing is normal. If you haven’t made any mistakes, then you’ve never lived. Mistakes are part of the learning process as well.
These are just four of Benjamin Franklin’s quotes and believe me, there are many other great ones out there. He’s a very clever guy, don’t you think?