Benjamin Franklin

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

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Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness.

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God works wonders now and then;
Behold a lawyer, an honest man.

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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

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There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

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Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

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Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

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It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain — and most fools do.

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Benjamin Franklin – quotes and aphorisms

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.

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There are three faithful friends — an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

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Diligence is the mother of good luck.

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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

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Half a truth is often a great lie.

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

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Energy and persistence conquer all things.

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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

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Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom — and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

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

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