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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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When in doubt, don't.

Doubt Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Fatigue is the best pillow

Fatigue Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices

Vice Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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It's easy to see, hard to foresee.

Vision Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Handle your tools without mittens.

Work Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard (preface)

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Security Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

Leisure Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Declaration of independence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A penny saved is two pence clear, A pin a day's a groat a year.

Economy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Necessity has no law.

Necessity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Applause waits on success.

Popularity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.

Trifles Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Little strokes fell great oaks.

Trifles Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

War Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

Wealth Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.

Writer Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Ignorance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

Age Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Drinking beer doesn't make you fat, It makes you lean....Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.

Beer Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

Belief Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.

Change Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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