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The Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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    Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

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    The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin

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    Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

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    An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. Benjamin Franklin

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    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

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    I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being. Benjamin Franklin

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    The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality. Benjamin Franklin

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    Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. Benjamin Franklin

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    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late Benjamin Franklin

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    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin

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    If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. Benjamin Franklin

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    God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. Benjamin Franklin

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    Applause waits on success. Benjamin Franklin

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    To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin

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    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man happy wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin

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    A little neglect may breed great mischief. Benjamin Franklin

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    Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin

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    If you would know the value of money try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin

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    A mob's a monster; heads enough but no brains. Benjamin Franklin

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    Industry need not wish. Benjamin Franklin

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    Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin

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    Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. Benjamin Franklin

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    It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. Benjamin Franklin

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    In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. 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, and lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

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    He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. Benjamin Franklin

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    Three can keep a secret if two are dead. Benjamin Franklin

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    It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. Benjamin Franklin

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    By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

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    Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

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    Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin

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    A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. Benjamin Franklin

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    You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. Benjamin Franklin

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    A small leak can sink a great ship Benjamin Franklin

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

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    Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. Benjamin Franklin

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    The best is the cheapest. Benjamin Franklin

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    Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting. Benjamin Franklin

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    Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin

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    While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. Benjamin Franklin

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    The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse. Benjamin Franklin

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    Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. Benjamin Franklin

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    The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose. Benjamin Franklin

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    Remember that credit is money. Benjamin Franklin

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    He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Benjamin Franklin

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    Drive thy business or it will drive thee. Benjamin Franklin

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    He that speaks much, is much mistaken. Benjamin Franklin

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    If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time. Benjamin Franklin

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