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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
American philosopher and statesman
(1706 - 1790)
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A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district--all studied and appreciated as they merit--are the principal support of virtue, morality and civil liberty.
      - [Bible]

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
      - [Cheerfulness]

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
      - [Lawyers]

A fat kitchen makes a lean will.
      - [Indulgence]

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
      - [Christmas : Conscience]

A little neglect may breed great mischief. For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail.
      - [Negligence]

A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone and die not worth a groat at last.
      - [Economy]

A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.
      - [Credulity]

A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
      - [Servility]

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
      - [Humility]

All would live long; but none would be old.
      - [Age]

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
      - [Knowledge]

Applause waits on success.
      - [Applause]

As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion, as He left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.
      - [Christ]

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.
      - [Silence]

At a great pennyworth pause a while.
      - [Prudence]

At the workingman's house, hunger looks in, but dares not enter.
      - [Industry]

Ay, we must all hang together, else we shall all hang separately.
      - [Teamwork]

Be civil to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.
      - [Civility]

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
      - [Friendship]

Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
      - [Health]

Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal and you will be rich.
      - [Wealth]

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
      - [Economy]

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
      - [Proverbs]

Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaries.
      - [Improvidence]


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