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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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Ben 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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Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Children Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest

Investment Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Without justice, courage is weak.

Justice 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.

Liberty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that can have Patience, can have what he will

Patience Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

Reason Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God helps those who help themselves.

Self-confidence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Deny Self for Self's sake

Self-interest Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful

Sin Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still--and they obeyed.

Toasts Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: toast made at the close of a banquet in England (see Englishman's and Frenchman's toasts)

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Handle your tools without mittens.

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

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If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth. Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.

Misers Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: The Whistle

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What maintains one vice would bring up two children.

Vice Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard's Almanac

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Where there's Marriage without Love, there will be Love without Marriage.

Adultery Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Deceit Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Fatigue is the best pillow.

Fatigue 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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The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

Absence 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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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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Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise.

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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