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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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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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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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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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Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

Moderation Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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If you'd know the value of money, go and borrow some.

Money Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Nothing Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A place for everything, everything in its place.

Order Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Pleasure Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Three can keep a secret, if two are dead.

Secrets Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Shame Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

Tact Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Trouble Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.

Years Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.

Yield Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Buying 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.

Want Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30, the wit; at 40, the judgment.

Wit Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that won't be counselled can't be helped.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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