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

Change Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Necessity never made a good bargain

Necessity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Self-control Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Get Estates may venture more. Little Boats must keep near Shore.

Prudence Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin , Source: Poor Richard

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.

Reputation 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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Where liberty is, there is my country.

Liberty Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Money Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Necessity has no law.

Necessity Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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There never was a good war, or a bad peace. -Benjamin Franklin.

Peace Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, supped with Infamy.

Pride Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Rebellion 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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Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

Wealth 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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Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Benjamin Franklin

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I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business.

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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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration 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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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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