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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Criticism Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that cannot obey, cannot command.

Discipline Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Doing your best means never stop trying.

Doing your best Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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You and I were long friends : you are now my enemy, and I am yours.

Enemies 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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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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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Laziness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Poverty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that's secure is not safe.

Safety Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.

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

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Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

Vices Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

Contentment Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

Gluttony Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.

Dress Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

Opportunity 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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it

Reputation Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Writing Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Goose [pen] bee [wax] and calf [parchment] govern the world. [Lat., Anser, apie, vitellus, populus et regna gubernant.]

Pen Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Oration

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Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.

Disappointments Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Singularity in the right hath ruined many happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.

Conformity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.

Enemies Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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