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Quotations by author » Benjamin Franklin
American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790
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'Tis against some men's principle to pay interest, and seems against others' interest to pay the principle
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'Tis better leave for an enemy at one's death, than beg of a friend in one's life
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...It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins...
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A bargain is something you have to find a use for once you have bought it
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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance
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A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
Money
A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can never be spent.
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A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.
Children
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
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A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines
Friendship
A fat kitchen makes a lean will
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A fine genius in his own country, is like a gold in the mine.
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A full Belly is the Mother of all Evil.
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A full belly makes a dull brain
Intelligence
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
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A good example is the best sermon.
Example
A good Lawyer a bad Neighbour.
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A good Wife & Health, is a Man's best Wealth.
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A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
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A greater Quantity of some things may be eaten than of others, some being of lighter Digestion than others.
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