Poor richard's almanack (sometimes almanac) was published by benjamin franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of poor richard or richard to 1758 it was a best seller for a pamphlet published in the american colonies print runs reached 10,000 per year it is wise not to seek a secret, and honest not to reveal it. Poor richard, 1746 this document has content that may require expanded/ print view for best results (icons above right) an almanack for the year of christ 1746, philadelphia: printed and sold by b franklin the friend sincere, and honest man, with joy [original source: the papers of benjamin franklin, vol.
Proverbs and aphorisms from benjamin franklin's poor richard's almanac if you were a servant would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you the honest man takes pains and then enjoys pleasures the knave takes. The very name of the imaginary compiler of his almanac franklin borrowed from an actual products of franklin's press, poor richard's almanacks are probably the best known behold a lawyer, an honest man robert newcomb, the sources of benjamin franklin's sayings of poor richard (unpublished dissertation.
And since honesty is the best policy (yes, franklin did write that), franklin published this one in his 1736 poor richard's almanack at the.