The Wit and Wisdom of ERIE’s Founder

ERIE founder H.O. Hirt was a man of business–and a man of words.

He starting publishing The Bulletin, a weekly newsletter to Erie Insurance Agents, in 1931. H.O. wrote for the publication–which is still going strong today–for nearly 50 years. In it, he offered advice and encouragement to Agents and information about how the company was faring.

His writing wasn’t all business, though. H.O. is also on record for writing about everything from an ill-fated vacation (he fell off a horse) to a no-fail way to prevent colds (he believed in regular sinus cleanses) to his favorite stuffing recipe (the secret is very stale bread and no added liquids–the turkey provides plenty of that).

On this 90th anniversary of Erie Insurance, here are eight iconic quotes that represent the wit and wisdom for which H.O. was known.

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