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Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin
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The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity. Benjamin Franklin
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Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin
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He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas. Benjamin Franklin
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Flowers are the alphabet of angels, whereby they write on the hills and fields mysterious truths. Benjamin Franklin
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There will be plenty of time to sleep once you are dead Benjamin Franklin
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There seems to be three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: the first is by war...this is robbery; the second by commerce, which is generally cheating; the third by agriculture, the only honest way. Benjamin Franklin
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Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life; a man is not completely born till he has passed through death. Benjamin Franklin
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I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. Benjamin Franklin
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I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
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Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. Benjamin Franklin
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Wish not so much to live long as to live well. Benjamin Franklin
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He that sells upon Credit expects to lose 5 per Cent. By bad Debts; therefore he charges, on all he sells upon Credit, an Advance that shall make up that Deficiency. Benjamin Franklin
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Love and toothache have many cures, but none infallible, except possession and dispossession. Benjamin Franklin
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A dying man can do nothing easy. Benjamin Franklin
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The punishment of murder by death is contrary to reason, and to the order and happiness of society, and contrary to divine revelation. Benjamin Franklin
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Why ruin a young girl's life when you can make an older women SO very happy ! Benjamin Franklin
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The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense. Benjamin Franklin
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in eating ecology love murder vegan vegetarianism flesh eating is unprovoked murder. Benjamin Franklin
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If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself. Benjamin Franklin
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A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone. Benjamin Franklin
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We are a kind of posterity in respect to them. Benjamin Franklin
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He that takes a wife, takes care Benjamin Franklin
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The best investment is in the tools of one's own trade. Benjamin Franklin
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. -Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413. Benjamin Franklin
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If you wou'd be reveng'd of your enemy, govern your self Benjamin Franklin
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Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that makes it. Benjamin Franklin
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Sloth and Silence are a Fool's Virtues Benjamin Franklin
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One of the greatest tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts. Benjamin Franklin
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Scarcely have I ever heard or read the introductory phrase, "I may say without vanity," but some striking and characteristic instance of vanity has immediately followed. Benjamin Franklin
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Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native lustre about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted. Benjamin Franklin
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Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. Benjamin Franklin
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Evils come not, then our fears are vain; And if they do fear but augments the pain. Benjamin Franklin
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There is no good war or bad peace Benjamin Franklin
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Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped. Benjamin Franklin
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There is much difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him. Benjamin Franklin
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There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous. Benjamin Franklin
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Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water. Benjamin Franklin
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The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy. Benjamin Franklin
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To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new. Benjamin Franklin
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None are deceived but they that confide. Benjamin Franklin
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Make use of your friends by being of use to them. Benjamin Franklin
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What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it. . . . Happiness springs immediately from the mind. Benjamin Franklin
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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. Benjamin Franklin
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I don't believe in stereotypes. I prefer to hate people on a more personal basis. Benjamin Franklin
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I believe ... that the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in another life, respecting its conduct in this. Benjamin Franklin
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Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin
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Those things that hurt, instruct. Benjamin Franklin
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Fools make feasts and wise men eat them. Benjamin Franklin
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It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on Benjamin Franklin
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War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself. Benjamin Franklin
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There never was a good knife made of bad steel. Benjamin Franklin
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Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns. Benjamin Franklin
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Most men die at 25, we just don't bury them until they are 70. Benjamin Franklin
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All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful Benjamin Franklin
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All would live long, but none would be old. Benjamin Franklin
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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin
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One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin
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You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin
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Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. Benjamin Franklin
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Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. Benjamin Franklin
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Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin
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If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately. Benjamin Franklin
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He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Benjamin Franklin
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A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. Benjamin Franklin
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If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin
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Mine is better than ours. Benjamin Franklin
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I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies. 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. 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 horseshoe nail. Benjamin Franklin
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