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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Where there's Marriage without Love, there will be Love without Marriage.

Adultery 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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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Deceit 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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Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.

Fortune Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Fish and visitors stink after three days.

Guests 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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He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Hunger Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.

Idleness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Laziness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.

Laziness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.

Medicine Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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