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280 Famous Quotes by Benjamin Franklin
1/17/1706 - 4/17/1790
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Ben Franklin
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Drinking beer doesn't make you fat, It makes you lean....Against bars, tables, chairs, and poles.

Beer Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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

Children Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

Idleness Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that can have Patience, can have what he will

Patience Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

Reason Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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God helps those who help themselves.

Self-confidence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful

Sin Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to sand still--and they obeyed.

Toasts Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: toast made at the close of a banquet in England (see Englishman's and Frenchman's toasts)

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What maintains one vice would bring up two children.

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

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Fatigue is the best pillow.

Fatigue Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

Leisure Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

Shame Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Declaration of independence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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A penny saved is two pence clear, A pin a day's a groat a year.

Economy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.

Quarrel Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.

Trifles Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

Ignorance Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

Age Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

Belief Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.

Change Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Courtesy Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

Criticism Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Despair ruins some, presumption many

Despair Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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