Poor Richard's Almanack - Section Two Through Page 40 Summary & Analysis

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Section Two Through Page 40 Summary and Analysis

On page 21 Franklin lists the qualities that lead to wealth, or fortune. These qualities include industry, perseverance and frugality. On page 22 Franklin gives tribute to the poet Homer, a tribute that can be extended to include many other artists as well. Franklin indicates that during his life Homer, a blind storyteller, was virtually unknown, unappreciated and poor. After his death, however, there have been many wealthy people in high places fighting over the right to lay claim to Homer and his writings. Unfortunately, this is the way life is for many talented writers, authors and musicians—it is only after they die that their work is truly appreciated.

On page 23 Franklin shares a bit of advice about making promises. He writes that while making promises may bring friends, it is important to keep these...

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