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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Courtesy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Criticism Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Despair ruins some, presumption many

Despair Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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When in doubt, don't.

Doubt Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The nearest I can make it out, "Love your Enemies" means, "Hate your Friends"

Enemies Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Hear not ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.

Enemies Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Fatigue is the best pillow

Fatigue Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Force shites upon Reason's Back.

Force Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

Fortune Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Growth Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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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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The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Without justice, courage is weak.

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

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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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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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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'Tis more noble to forgive, and more manly to despise, than to revenge an Injury.

Revenge Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Fools Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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