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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.

Disappointments 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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A fat kitchen, a lean will.

Kitchen Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.

Debt Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Genius Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Procrastination Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The best is the cheapest.

Quality Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.

Value Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.

Opinions Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Applause waits on success.

Applause Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Little boats should keep near shore

Boats Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Drive thy business, let not that drive thee.

Control Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fees

Doctors Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Drinking Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Deny Self for Self's sake

Egotism 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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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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Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Perseverance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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