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Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    There, IMHO, is much truth in the following from Poor Richards Almanac, 1734:

     
  2. Thinkingstuff

    Thinkingstuff New Member

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    What does that even mean?
     
  3. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    It's missing the comma. It should be, "Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him."

    It means be nice to your friend and you'll keep a friend. Be nice to your enemy and you'll gain a friend.
     
  4. Jim1999

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    That is like expressing your anger, or penting it up, when the object of your anger is not there. You are the only one to suffer that anger.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Thinkingstuff

    Thinkingstuff New Member

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    Thanks Matt. Now it makes sense though I'm just as guilty of poor english. Yes it is best to do good to all.
     
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