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 :: 1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Faults]

 

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A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Cheerfulness]

 

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A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Ignorance]

 

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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Laziness]

 

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A little neglect may breed great mischief.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Neglect]

 

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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 - [Bachelor]

 

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A small leak can sink a great ship
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Things and Little Things]

 

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A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Tact and Tactfulness]

 

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Admiration]

 

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All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Discontent]

 

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Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Ambition]

 

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An old young man, will be a young old man.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Age and Aging]

 

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An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Marriage]

 

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Applause waits on success.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Popularity]

 

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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Age and Aging]

 

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Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Rules]

 

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Ignorance]

 

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Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Expenditure]

 

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Beware the hobby that eats.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Caution]

 

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Expectation]

 

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