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PostSubject: Quotes by Benjamin Franklin   Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:38 pm

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A good conscience is a continual Christmas. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A penny saved is a penny earned. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A place for everything, everything in its place. 
Benjamin Franklin 

A small leak can sink a great ship. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. 
Benjamin Franklin 

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. 
Benjamin Franklin 

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. 
Benjamin Franklin 

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world. 
Benjamin Franklin 

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. 
Benjamin Franklin 

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief,Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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

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

Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Applause waits on success. 
Benjamin Franklin 

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Beauty and folly are old companions. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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

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

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Beware the hobby that eats. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities. 
Benjamin Franklin 

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Creditors have better memories than debtors. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Diligence is the mother of good luck. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Energy and persistence conquer all things. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Fatigue is the best pillow. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Games lubricate the body and the mind. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Genius without education is like silver in the mine. 
Benjamin Franklin 

God helps those who help themselves. 
Benjamin Franklin 

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Half a truth is often a great lie. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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

He does not possess wealth; it possesses him. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that can have patience can have what he will. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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

He that lives upon hope will die fasting. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that rises late must trot all day. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that speaks much, is much mistaken. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that won't be counseled can't be helped. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He that's secure is not safe. 
Benjamin Franklin 

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? 
Benjamin Franklin 

Honesty is the best policy. 
Benjamin Franklin 

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day. 
Benjamin Franklin 

Hunger is the best pickle. 
Benjamin Franklin 

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. 
Benjamin Franklin 

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. 
Benjamin Franklin 

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. 
Benjamin Franklin 

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. 
Benjamin Franklin 

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand. 
Benjamin Franklin 

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first. 
Benjamin Franklin 

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you desire many things, many things will seem few. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you would be loved, love and be lovable. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. 
Benjamin Franklin 

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. 
Benjamin Franklin 

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. 
Benjamin Franklin 

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. 
Benjamin Franklin 

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. 
Benjamin Franklin 

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. 
Benjamin Franklin
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