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A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world?
—  Benjamin Franklin
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
—  Benjamin Franklin
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, supped with Infamy.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Here you would know and enjoy what posterity will say of Washington. For a thousand leagues have nearly the same effect with a thousand years.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.
—  Benjamin Franklin
There is nothing so absurd as knowledge spun too fine.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A false friend and a shadow stay around only while the sun shines.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten,? Either write things worthy reading, Or do things worth the writing.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.
—  Benjamin Franklin
It is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating nature.
—  Benjamin Franklin
After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second, money itself being of a prolific nature.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Clearly spoken, Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad.
—  Benjamin Franklin
To find out a girl's faults, praise her to her girlfriends.
—  Benjamin Franklin
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
—  Benjamin Franklin
It is the eyes of other people that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither a fine house nor fine furniture.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
—  Benjamin Franklin
You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Many have quarreled about religion that never practice it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
—  Benjamin Franklin
It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth.
—  Benjamin Franklin
None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
—  Benjamin Franklin
After three days men grow weary, of a wench , a guest, and weather rainy.
—  Benjamin Franklin
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition, the faults of the first.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
—  Benjamin Franklin
I believe long habits of virtue have a sensible effect on the countenance.
—  Benjamin Franklin
What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A little house well filled, A little field well tilled, And a little wife well willed, Are great riches.
—  Benjamin Franklin
When befriended, remember it: When you befriend, forget it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
—  Benjamin Franklin
On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable: A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou canst.
—  Benjamin Franklin
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
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
—  Benjamin Franklin
An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
—  Benjamin Franklin
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
—  Benjamin Franklin
I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you would persuade, speak of interest, not reason.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Love and toothache have many cures, but none infallible, except possession and dispossession.
—  Benjamin Franklin
What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it ... Happiness springs immediately from the mind.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Sometime we may learn more from a man's errors than from his virtues.
—  Benjamin Franklin
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
—  Benjamin Franklin
A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
—  Benjamin Franklin
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
—  Benjamin Franklin
To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Our friend and we were invited aboard on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he has gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
—  Benjamin Franklin
George Washington, Commander of the American armies, who, like Joshua of old, commanded the sun and the moon to stand still, and they obeyed him.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
—  Benjamin Franklin
At the working man's house hunger looks in but dares not enter.
—  Benjamin Franklin
He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuses.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
—  Benjamin Franklin
The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
—  Benjamin Franklin
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
—  Benjamin Franklin
If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
—  Benjamin Franklin
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich.
—  Benjamin Franklin

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