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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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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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Vice knows she's ugly, so puts on her mask

Vice Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Wine 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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Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.

Fortune 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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Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

Familiarity 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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The pen is mightier than the sword.

Pen Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Oration

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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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