Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Well Said: Early to Bed, Early to Rise ...

At length it became high time to remember the first clause of that great discovery made by the ancient philosopher, for securing health, riches, and wisdom; the infallibility of which has been for generations verified by the enormous fortunes constantly amassed by chimneysweepers and other persons who get up early and go to bed betimes. The young ladies accordingly rose ...
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit
Made me laugh at the same time as I was realizing just how many examples we have of that old adage not being true.

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