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Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use;
a right heart exceeds all.
Benjamin Franklin

All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth.
Benjamin Franklin

He that can have patience can have what he will.
Benjamin Franklin

Promises may get you friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
Benjamin Franklin

Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be
hunger.
Benjamin Franklin

A true friend is the best possession.
Benjamin Franklin

Avarice and happiness never saw each other, how then should they become acquainted?
Benjamin Franklin

If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not.
Benjamin Franklin

What you would seem to be, be really.
Benjamin Franklin

Most people return small favours, acknowledge middling ones, and repay great ones with
ingratitude.
Benjamin Franklin

What one relishes, nourishes.
Benjamin Franklin

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

What is more valuable than gold? Diamonds. Than diamonds? Virtue.
Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a folly.
Benjamin Franklin

He is a governor that governs his passions, and he a servant that serves them.
Benjamin Franklin

Virtue may not always make a face handsome, but vice will certainly make it ugly.
Benjamin Franklin

If you have time, don't wait for time.
Benjamin Franklin

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to
mend them.
Benjamin Franklin

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Benjamin Franklin

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
Benjamin Franklin

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
Benjamin Franklin 

Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
Benjamin Franklin

Tart words make no friends - a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of
vinegar.
Benjamin Franklin

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
Benjamin Franklin

The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends.
Benjamin Franklin

Kings and bears often worry their keepers.
Benjamin Franklin

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin

Be always ashamed to catch yourself idle.
Benjamin Franklin

If you ride a horse, sit close and tight; if you ride a man, sit easy and light.
Benjamin Franklin

You can bear your own faults, why not a fault in your wife?
Benjamin Franklin

Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.
Benjamin Franklin

In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at top.
Benjamin Franklin

He that has a trade, has an estate.
Benjamin Franklin

Little rogues easily become great ones.
Benjamin Franklin

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