Benjamin Franklin quote about hope from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hope will die fasting.
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Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon hope will die fasting.
 Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791). copy citation

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“Sloth makes all Things difficult, but Industry all easy, as Poor Richard says; and He that riseth late must trot all Day, and shall scarce overtake his Business at Night; while Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him, as we read in Poor Richard, who adds, Drive thy Business, let not that drive thee; and Early to Bed, and early to rise, makes a Man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Industry need not wish, and he that lives upon Hope will die fasting. There are no Gains without Pains. He that hath a Trade hath an Estate; and he that hath a Calling, hath an Office of Profit and Honor; but then the Trade must be worked at, and the Calling well followed, or neither the Estate nor the Office will enable us to pay our Taxes.” source

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