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Sand Shark and Ben

November 16, 2013

In my leadership course at USCB I am often reminded of wisdoms I’ve read, recurring advice gifted to my ears, encouragements written for my heart, and truths I’ve been honored to learn. I have one book in particular that I make a continual returning read to, for it is a book I deeply treasure. It is called “Ben Franklin’s WIT & WISDOM”...

I bought this book in a used book sale, which makes it all the more magical, and if you did not already know books are one of the greatest gifts to mankind-- I am 100% sure.

You will notice I don’t have any recorded wisdoms from Ben Franklin on Sand Sharks, but I think most of these can apply, sort of in a guideline fashion as in to how you may sink or swim:

Ben Franklin


“He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books.”

“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.”

“Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one makes you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.”

“An open foe may prove a curse; but a pretended friend is worse.”

“Tis easy to see, hard to foresee.”

“Observe all men, thyself most.”

“Wish not so much to live long, as to live well.”

“If you have time, don’t wait for time.”

“Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.”


Yours Truly: Wising Up Sand Shark,

                                                     Erin Dailey