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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.

Quarrel Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.

Reason Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance.

Repentance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

Resolution Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.

Rest Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that's secure is not safe.

Safety Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Sin Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Time Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A small leak will sink a great ship.

Trifles Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Little strokes fell great oaks.

Trifles Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.

Vigilance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Our necessities never equal our wants.

Want 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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Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

Waste Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.

Wealth Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.

Wealth Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He who multiplies riches multiplies cares.

Wealth 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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In this world nothing is sure but death and taxes.

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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