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He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions.
Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin

Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.
Benjamin Franklin

Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change
the face of the world.

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He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader
mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Benjamin Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither
liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all virtues.
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There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
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If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Benjamin Franklin

Serving God is doing good to man. But praying is thought an easier service and is therefore
more generally chosen.
Benjamin Franklin

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

The discontented man finds no easy chair.
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Light purse, heavy heart.
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If man could have half his wishes he would double his troubles.
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Do good to your friend to keep him, to your enemy to gain him.
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Eat few suppers and you'll need few medicines.
Benjamin Franklin

He's a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
Benjamin Franklin

Work as if you were to live 100 years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Benjamin Franklin 

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin 

The rotten apple spoils his companion.
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Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.
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Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
Benjamin Franklin

Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.
Benjamin Franklin

Teach your child to hold his tongue, he'll learn fast enough to speak.
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If thou would'st live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
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He's a fool that makes a doctor his heir.
Benjamin Franklin

You may be too cunning for one, but not for all.
Benjamin Franklin

Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten.
Benjamin Franklin

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one makes you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes fell great oaks.
Benjamin Franklin

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
Benjamin Franklin

The thrifty maxim of the wary Dutch, is to save all the money they can touch.
Benjamin Franklin

Write with the learned, pronounce with the vulgar.
Benjamin Franklin

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.
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To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
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Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.
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He that buys by the penny, maintains not only himself, but other people.
Benjamin Franklin

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