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Benjamin Franklin Quotes


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Little boats should keep near shore.
[Caution]
 

Little strokes fell great oaks.
[Time]
 

Lost time is never found again.
[One Day]
 

Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults.
 

Love your neighbor - but don't pull down your hedge.
 

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
 

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
 

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
 

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
[Marriage]
 

Mine is better than ours.
[Property]
 

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it: "Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith."
[Money]
 

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
[Ingratitude]
 

Necessity never made a good bargain.
[Necessity]
 

Never confuse motion with action.
[Action]
 

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
[Procrastination]
 

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
 

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
 

No nation was ever ruined by trade.
 

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
[Example]
 

Nothing is more fatal to health than an overcare of it.
 


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