If evils come not,
Then our fears are vain;
And if they do,
Fear but augments the pain.

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Original Citation

Franklin, Benjamin [published as Richard Saunders]. Poor Richard's Almanack. Philadelphia, 1741.

Current Citation

Franklin, Benjamin. "Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1741." Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings, edited by J. A. Leo Lemay. Library of America, 2005.