Early to Bed, Early to Rise…

Helen wrote me,


Do you know the name of the one that includes
“early to bed and early to rise”?

I think the the word wise is also included.

I have searched every where I can think of on the internet but this is still keeping me awake at night.



Benjamin Franklin wrote it. The whole saying is…

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Ben Franklin was a very cool guy. He wanted to make the symbolic bird of the U.S. the turkey!

UPDATE: It turns out that Benjamin Franklin took the Early to Bed saying from an old proverb. Come read all about it on a later post!

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