Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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“A penny saved is a penny earned.”

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”

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

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

“Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy.”

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

“Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.”

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.”

“Change is the only constant in life. Ones ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.”

“Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.”

“Common sense without education, is better than education without common sense.”

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”

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“He that can have patience can have what he will.”

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

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“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”

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“Hide not your talents, they for use were made,
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“How many observe Christ's birthday! How few His precepts!”

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”

“I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.”

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

“If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.”

“If you want to make a friend, let someone do you a favor.”

“If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.”

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”

“It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.”

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”

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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.”

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“I never expect a perfect work from an imperfect man.”

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