How can one attain true knowledge?
Is humankind sinful by nature?
To what extent is one's quality of life affected by self-interest or ambition? And to what extent does one's quality of life benefit from fear?
Directions--In the comments below:
- List the question you're answering
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- Write your synthesized hypothesis which includes excerpts from quotations and elaboration on the relationship between the quotations.
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Question: How does one attain success?
"At the working man's house Hunger looks in, but dares not enter."
"He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night."
Ben Franklin detested laziness and saw industry as the road to prosperity. According to his maxims in Poor Richard's Almanac, hunger "dares not enter" an industrious man's house--perhaps because the busyness of the working man drives hunger away. In a similar maxim, Franklin praises the value of rising early and implies that procrastination leads to needless stress and frustration. The man who rises late he says "must trot all day" and barely gets his work done before evening.