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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Excuses 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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Fish and visitors stink after three days.

Guests Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Three can keep a secret, if two are dead.

Secrets Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The cat in gloves catches no mice.

Dress 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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Little strokes fell great oaks.

Trifles Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

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

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

Wine 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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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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A good conscience is a continued Christmas.

Conscience Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains; then shall thy pocket begin to thrive; creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee.

Economy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

Poverty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.

Vigilance 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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