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Get Benjamin Franklin's advice for better sleep
Get Benjamin Franklin’s advice for better sleep

While Benjamin Franklin may be known for ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,’ that wasn’t his only insight on the subject of sleep. In the summer of 1786, he wrote this, summing up his advice for better sleep.

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President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)

“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors,” said President Washington’s Farewell Address.

Make yourself beautiful by thought (1912)
Make yourself beautiful by thought (1912)

Author Hereward Carrington, who earned his PhD six years after this article was published in 1912, was a fairly well-known British investigator of psychic phenomena. The piece below

Quoted wisdom of George Washington

“Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.”