The Sayings of Poor Richard (Toronto: The British Educational Society, [nd]) reprints a biography from 1938 published by The Grolier Society Limited in which one reads:
He never countenanced the accumulation of wealth for its own sake, but for its uses, — its prompt convertibility into social comforts and refinements.
Beside which we put this saying from the 1734 Almanack (encountered several pages early in this fine pamphlet):
An egg to-day is better than a hen to-morrow.
One is reminded, à chaque jour, of the French homophones: fin and faim.
And it is wise to have an end to the hunger of accumulation.
Via contemplating Benjamin Franklin.
And so for day 2859