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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
American philosopher and statesman
(1706 - 1790)
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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
      - [Life]

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
      - [Churches]

Little boats should keep near shore.
      - [Ships]

Love well, whip well.
      - [Love]

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
      - [Enemies]

Man is a tool making animal.
      - [Man]

Mankind are dastardly when they meet with opposition.
      - [Cowards]

Many have quarreled about religion that never practiced it.
      - [Religion]

Men and melons are hard to know.
      - [Understanding]

Mine is better than ours.
      - [Property]

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it: "Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith."
      - [Money]

Necessity has no law.
      - [Necessity]

Necessity never made a good bargain.
      - [Necessity]

No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.
      - [Friends]

No nation was ever ruined by trade.
      - [Trade]

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
      - [Example]

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
      - [Quotations]

Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
      - [Proverbs]

One to-day is worth two to-morrows.
      - [Today]

Opportunity is the great bawd.
      - [Opportunity]

Our necessities never equal our wants.
      - [Necessity]

Pity and forbearance should characterize all acts of justice.
      - [Justice]

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
      - [Poverty]

Practice makes perfect.
      - [Practice]

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
      - [Pride]


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