In the original Poor Richard's Almanac ... and
my other writings,
I made up a lot of sayings that people still use today.
I didn't mean to talk about energy conservation...or did I???
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
When you go to bed early, be sure to turn off your lights and turn down your
thermostat. It's a "wise" thing to do...and energy savings can help make you
"For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was
Overlooking details can waste huge amounts of energy. If you fix a dripping hot
water faucet you can save up to $35 a year. Drafts from unsealed windows and doors
can cost up to $75 a year in wasted energy.
for want of a horse the rider was lost."
"Snug as a bug in a rug."
Why turn up the heat when you have warm sweaters and blankets around the
house? In the cold winter months, try reading -- or watching TV -- wrapped in a
cozy quilt while drinking a mug of hot cider or cocoa.
"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
Right now, many people take electric lights, central heat and electrical
appliances for granted. But many of our energy resources won't last forever. If you
imagine living the way I did -- cooking food over a fire and reading by
candlelight or an oil lamp -- you'll understand why it's important to conserve
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