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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. 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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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late 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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You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

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

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Applause waits on success. Benjamin Franklin

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

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Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. 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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Three can keep a secret if two are dead. 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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Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin

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I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being. 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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It is foolish to lay out money for the purchase of repentance. 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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Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

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A little neglect may breed great mischief. Benjamin Franklin

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

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An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife. Benjamin Franklin

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One today is worth two tomorrows. 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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A small leak can sink a great ship Benjamin Franklin

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Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. Benjamin Franklin

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He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. 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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Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. 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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Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man happy wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin

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Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. Benjamin Franklin

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Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. 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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If you would know the value of money try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin

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

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Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Franklin

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Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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The best is the cheapest. 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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Observe all men, thyself most. Benjamin Franklin

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

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He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. 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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Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin