ab ovo: social comforts and refinements

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
10.10.2014

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