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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

Secrecy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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An undutiful Daughter will prove an unmanageable Wife.

Wives Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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The pen is mightier than the sword.

Pen Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Oration

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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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A fat kitchen, a lean will.

Kitchen Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Necessity never made a good bargain.

Necessity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Necessity never made a good bargain.

Bargain Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Genius Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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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.

Opinions Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Applause waits on success.

Applause Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Beer Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Little boats should keep near shore

Boats Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

Borrowing Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Drive thy business, let not that drive thee.

Control Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fees

Doctors Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Drinking Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Deny Self for Self's sake

Egotism 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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Lend money to an enemy, and thou will gain him, to a friend and thou will lose him.

Enemies Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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