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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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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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Fish and visitors stink after three days.

Guests Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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