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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
American philosopher and statesman
(1706 - 1790)
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Carelessness does more harm than a want of knowledge.
      - [Carelessness]

Charming women can true converts make; we love the precept for the teacher's sake.
      - [Charm]

Christianity commands us to pass by injuries; policy, to let them pass by us.
      - [Christianity]

Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the effectual means of obtaining the change they desire.
      - [Faith]

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
      - [Hypocrisy]

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
      - [Complaining]

Covetousness is ever attended with solicitude and anxiety.
      - [Covetousness]

Creditors have better memories than debtors; and creditors are a superstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.
      - [Creditors : Debt]

Despair ruins some, presumption many.
      - [Despair]

Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.
      - [Diligence]

Display is as false as it is costly.
      - [Display]

Do not let fancy outrun your means.
      - [Fancy]

Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good.
      - [Reform]

Early morning hath gold in its mouth.
      - [Morning]

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
      - [Dress]

Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.
      - [Proverbs]

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
      - [Energy]

Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse.
      - [Economy]

Ere you consult your fancy, consult your purse.
      - [Spending]

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
      - [Peace]

Every fancy you consult, consult your purse.
      - [Fancy]

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarcely in that; for it is true, we may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. Remember this; they that will not be counseled cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you over your knuckles.
      - [Experience]

Fatigue is the best pillow.
      - [Sleep]

Fiction or fable allures to instruction.
      - [Fables]

Fish and visitors smell in three days.
      - [Visitors]


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