The Way to Wealth is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in 1758. It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by "Father Abraham" to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar today. The essay's advice is based on the themes of work ethic and frugality.
Some phrases from the almanac quoted in The Way to Wealth include:
"There are no gains, without pains"
"One today is worth two tomorrows"
"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things"
"Get what you can, and what you get hold"
"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright"
"Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today"
"The eye of a master will do more work than both his hands"
"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise"
"For want of a nail..."
The most famous writings of Benjamin Franklin include: Silence Dogood letters, A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain, The Busy-Body letters, Poor Richard's Almanack, The Drinker's Dictionary, Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc., The Way to Wealth, Pennsylvania Chronicle, Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One, Proposed alliance with the Iroquois, A Letter To A Royal Academy, Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America, The Morals of Chess, An Address to the Public, A Plan for Improving the Condition of the Free Blacks, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Bagatelles and Satires, Franklin as a journalist and many more.