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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.

Silence 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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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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Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Health Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter.

Hunger Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Quick Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.

Reputation Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Shame 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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I confess that there are several parts of this Constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise.

Constitution Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Economy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.

Lawyers Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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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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Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Rebellion 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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Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Anger Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge

Caring 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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Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Constitution Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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