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Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in
great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.
Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses, a small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to
leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable,
and those that move.
Benjamin Franklin

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently
fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin

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

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Benjamin Franklin

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend,
your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct
that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.
Benjamin Franklin

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself has a fool for his master.
Benjamin Franklin

You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
Benjamin Franklin

He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.
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Friendship cannot live with ceremony, nor without civility.
Benjamin Franklin

Half wits talk much but say little.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
Benjamin Franklin

At the working man's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter.
Benjamin Franklin

The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.
Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
Benjamin Franklin

Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who are feared are hated.
Benjamin Franklin

When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to thee, look on his mouth.
Benjamin Franklin

The eye of a master wil do more work than his hand.
Benjamin Franklin

Who has deceiv'd thee so oft as thy self?
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Observe all men, thyself most.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
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Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompense the pangs of vice.
Benjamin Franklin

He that cannot obey, cannot command.
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Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
Benjamin Franklin

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
Benjamin Franklin

The sleeping fox catches no poultry. Up! Up!
Benjamin Franklin

The same man cannot be both friend and flatterer.
Benjamin Franklin

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