Benjamin Franklin quote about success from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Nothing so likely to make a man's fortune as virtue.
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Nothing so likely to make a man's fortune as virtue.
 Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791). copy citation

Context

“What redeems it from pettiness in this book is the scope of power and of usefulness to be seen in Franklin himself, who set these standards up in all seriousness and candor for his own life." See Galatians, chapter V, for the Christian plan of moral perfection.
[72] Nothing so likely to make a man's fortune as virtue.—Marg. note.
[73] This is a marginal memorandum.—B. X POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC AND OTHER ACTIVITIES N 1732 I first publish'd my Almanack, under the name of Richard Saunders; it was continu'd by me about twenty-five years, commonly call'd Poor Richard's Almanac.[” source

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