Benjamin Franklin: Lending Visitor

Posted by admin on Friday, June 24, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Money Quotation saying we don’t think of paying someone to go away, but make them promise to repay it and they’ll stay away for good. Benjamin Franklin said:
If you'd lose a troublesome visitor, lend him money Quote

“If you’d lose a troublesome visitor, lend him money” — Benjamin Franklin


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Benjamin Franklin was suggesting that if someone is being a troublesome visitor and you want them to go away, you should lend them money. By lending them money, you make them feel obligated to repay you, so they will likely stay away until they can repay the debt.

Franklin is using humor and irony to say that lending money to someone troublesome is an effective way to ensure they leave you alone for a while. The quote is offering tongue-in-cheek advice about how to politely get rid of an unwanted guest.

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