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

Tragedy 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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Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Virtue Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The pen is mightier than the sword.

Proverbs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Oration

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Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Proverbs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd and never well mended.

Proverbs Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice.

Cats Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard's Almanac

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The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy.

Liberty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: in correspondence

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Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Liberty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: motto to Historical Review of Pennsylvania

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