Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American statesman and physicist

Lived from: 1706-1790

Category: Politics

Quotes: Benjamin Franklin

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    Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
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    He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
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    Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
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    Spinoza Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
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    Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
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    A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
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    A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
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    A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
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    A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
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    A little neglect may breed great mischief.
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    A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.
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    A small leak can sink a great ship
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    A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
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    Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
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    All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
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