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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Rebellion Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Ignorance 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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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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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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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Laziness 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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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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