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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Ignorance 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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Leisure is time for doing something useful; this leisure the diligent man will obtain, but the lazy man never

Leisure 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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Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

Luxury Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Men forget but never forgive. Women forgive but never forget.

Men 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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Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one

Reason 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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Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Rebellion Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.

Respect Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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What is love? Love is when one person knows all of your secrets... your deepest, darkest, most dreadful secrets of which no one else in the world knows... and yet in the end, that one person does not think any less of you; even if the rest of the world does.

Secrets Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Security Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God helps those who help themselves.

Self-confidence 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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Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Talent Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Lost time is never found again.

Time 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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Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.

Proverbs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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

Unity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: to John Hancock at the signing of the Declaration of Independence

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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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