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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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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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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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Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.

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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Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

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

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

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

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One today is worth two tomorrows.

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

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Here you would know, and enjoy, what prosperity will way of Washington. For a thousand leagues have nearly the same effect with a thousand years.

Washington, george Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Letter to Washington

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Plough deep while sluggards sleep.

Work Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.

Work Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard (preface)

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Get Estates may venture more. Little Boats must keep near Shore.

Prudence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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