– Benjamin Franklin
Quote Number: 533
Source: Saunders, Richard, Pseudo. Poor Richard, An Almanack For the Year of Christ 1738, Being the Second after LEAP YEAR. B. Franklin at the New England Printing Office: Philadelphia. 1738. Page.
Source Notes: A very similar quote, “if thou wouldest win Immortality of Name, either do things worth the writing, or write things worth the reading,” comes from Thomas Fuller’s Directions, Counsels, and Cautions, Tending to Prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life, which was published in 1727