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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong

Failure 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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How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them

Faults Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom too fine spun

Folly Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Those things that hurt, instruct.

Grief Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A virtuous heretic shall be saved before a wicked Christian

Heresy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Humility Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

Idleness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Learning Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.

Lent Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

Luxury Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise.

Mankind Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

Money Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Necessity never made a good bargain

Necessity 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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Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Perseverance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Purpose 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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Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Self-control Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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You may delay, but time will not.

Time Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

Tragedy 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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Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices

Vice Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices

Virtue Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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