Quote of the Day – Benjamin Franklin

[F]rugality is an enriching virtue, a virtue I could never acquire in myself.

Benjamin Franklin, cited in Cheap by Ellen Ruppell Shell (New York: Penguin Press, 2009) P.53

3 Responses to "Quote of the Day – Benjamin Franklin"

  1. Albert Camus   July 27, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Why is the [F] in brackets?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It means that the original ‘f’ was in lower case and that we’ve changed it to upper case.

    This practice is used when people pull out quotes from the middle of a long sentence.

    Another oft-used device while quoting is the sic notation that tells the reader the mistake in the quotation was in the original.

  2. Albert Camus   July 27, 2009 at 10:16 am

    ok, thanks.. I am aware of the sic thing.

  3. Asha Tampa   July 31, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Wow, I wasnt aware of both. Thanks 🙂

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