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    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late 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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    To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin

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    A little neglect may breed great mischief. Benjamin Franklin

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    Industry need not wish. 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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    An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. 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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    Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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    It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow. 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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    Honesty is the best policy. 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 the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. Benjamin Franklin

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

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    Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting. Benjamin Franklin

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    The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin

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

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    Well, Doctor, what have we gota Republic or a Monarchy?A Republic, if you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin

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

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    We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

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    Drive thy business or it will drive thee. 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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    Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin

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    new! Time is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

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    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. 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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    He that rises late must trot all day. Benjamin Franklin

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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. Benjamin Franklin

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    Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes. Benjamin Franklin

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    We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

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    Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life. Benjamin Franklin

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    They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent. Benjamin Franklin

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    Our necessities never equal our wants. Benjamin Franklin

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    What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief. Benjamin Franklin

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    He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him. Benjamin Franklin

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    Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield. Benjamin Franklin

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    God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter. Benjamin Franklin

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    Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything. Benjamin Franklin

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    So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last. 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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    Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. 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 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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    We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

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    If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

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