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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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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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Every pot must sit on its own bottom. Benjamin Franklin
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Be ashamed to catch yourself idle. Benjamin Franklin
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If better is possible, good is not enough Benjamin Franklin
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To err is human, to repent divine; to persist devilish. Benjamin Franklin
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Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster. 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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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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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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Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge Benjamin Franklin
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Graft good Fruit all, or graft not at all. Benjamin Franklin
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By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. Benjamin Franklin
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Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger. Benjamin Franklin
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Those who are fear'd, are hated. Benjamin Franklin
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I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did. Benjamin Franklin
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What signifies knowing the Names, if you know not the Natures of things. Benjamin Franklin
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We must not in the course of public life expect immediate approbation and immediate grateful acknowledgment of our services. But let us persevere through abuse and even injury. The internal satisfaction of a good conscience is always present, and time will do us justice in the minds of the people, even those at present the most prejudiced against us. 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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Energy and persistence conquer all things. 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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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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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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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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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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All would live long, but none would be old. Benjamin Franklin
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He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas. 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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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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You will see in this my notion of good works, that I am far from expecting to merit heaven by them. By heaven we understand a state of happiness, infinite in degree, and eternal in duration. I can do nothing to deserve such rewards... Even the mixed imperfect pleasures we enjoy in this world, are rather from God's goodness than our merit, how much more such happiness of heaven! Benjamin Franklin
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Get what you can, and what you get hold; 'tis the Stone that will turn all your Lead into Gold. Benjamin Franklin
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95% of internet quotes are apocryphal. Benjamin Franklin
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Necessity is our quickest excuse. Benjamin Franklin
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Democracy is like having two wolves and a lamb decide what is for dinner. Benjamin Franklin
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