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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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You and I were long friends; you are now my enemy, and I am yours.

Enemies Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Letter to William Strahan

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Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Enemies Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Letter to William Strahan

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If your Riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to t'other world?

Wealth Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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If a man could half his wishes he would double his Troubles.

Wishes Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle.

Worth Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: The Whistle

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Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Eating Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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Teach your child to hold his tongue, He'll learn fast enough to speak.

Childhood Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard Maxims

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He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Love Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Peace Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Security Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.

Wickedness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.

Wisdom Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Worry Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.

Absence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.

Age Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Beware of meat twice boiled, and an old foe reconciled.

Danger Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Despair ruins some, presumption many.

Despair Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Diligence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich men poor.

Discontent Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Energy and persistence alter all things.

Energy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves.

Envy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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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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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.

Fault Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.

Forbidden Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God heals, and the doctor takes the fee.

Health Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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