Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American statesman and physicist

Lived from: 1706-1790

Category: Politics

Quotes: Benjamin Franklin

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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 mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
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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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    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
    Source: Poor Richards Almanack
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    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
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    Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
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    Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
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    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
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    Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
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    Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
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    Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
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    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
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    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
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