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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

Belief 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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Doing your best means never stop trying.

Doing your best Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The enemies you make by taking a decided stand generally have more respect for you than the friends you make by being on the fence

Enemies 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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The only thing more expensive than education is 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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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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Originality is the art of concealing your sources

Originality 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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Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Poverty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it

Religion Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that's secure is not safe.

Safety Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Deny Self for Self's sake

Self-interest Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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You may delay, but time will not.

Time Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her mask

Vice Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Secrecy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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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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I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend. Abraham Lincoln There is no little enemy. •Benjamin Franklin The friend of my enemy is my enemy. •Anonymous With friends like this, who needs enemies? •Henny Youngman It is impossible for one person to know another so well that he can dispense with belief. •Friedrich Durrenmatt The quarrels of friends are the opportunities of foes. •Aesop The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. •Sam Levenson It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. •William Blake He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him. •Eddie Cantor You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. •Eric Hoffer I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business. •Bette Davis It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. •Sally Kempton We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. •Ricther Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work. •Anonymous Enemies promises were made to be broken. •Aesop The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts. •William Ellery Channing You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends. •Joseph Conrad Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards. •R A Dickson I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people. •Benjamin Franklin A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends. •Baltasar Gracian I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends. They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights! •Warren Gamaliel Harding Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him. •Ernest Jones Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. •John F. Kennedy Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. •Stephen King Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves. •Francois De La Rochefoucauld There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy. •Frankfort Moore He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life. •Friedrich Nietzsche Bear patiently with a rival. •Ovid Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing. •Proverb Was it a friend or foe that spread these lies? Nay, who but infants question in such wise, 'twas one of my most intimate enemies. •Dante Gabriel Rossetti Remember, to them it is us who are the enemy. •N. F. Simpson Convince an enemy, convince him that he's wrong. To win a bloodless battle, the victory is long. A simple act of faith, reason over might. To blow up his children would only prove him right. •Gordon Sumner One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. •Jonathan Swift In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.

Enemy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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