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Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer [more author details]
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A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
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A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
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A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
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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.
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All would live long, but none would be old.
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An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
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Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One.
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At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.
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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgement.
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Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
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Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
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Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
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By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old.
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Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
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Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
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Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
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Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
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Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.
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Energy and persistence conquer all things.
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