Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Our limited perspective, our hopes and fears become our measure of life, and when circumstances dont fit our ideas, they become our difficulties.
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Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.

— Benjamin Franklin

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

— Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

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A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees

— Benjamin Franklin

Some people are weatherwise, and most are otherwise.

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Immodest words admit of no defense, For want of modesty is want of sense.

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All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

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Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

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Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

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Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns.

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The noblest question in the world is: 'What good may I do in it?'

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Humility makes great men twice honorable

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Most men die at 25, we just don't bury them until they are 70.

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He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

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Virtue and Happiness are Mother and Daughter.

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Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended, Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, "A republic, if you can keep it."

— Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly.

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Success has ruin'd many a man.

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Your best investment is to pour your purse into your head, and no one can take it away from you.

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Never contradict anybody.

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A change of fortune hurts a wise man no more than a change of the moon.

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The man who does things makes mistakes, but he doesn't make the biggest mistake of all-doing nothing.

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Every other sect supposes itself in possession of the truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong. Like a man traveling in foggy weather they see those at a distance before them wrapped up in a fog, as well as those behind them, and also people in the fields on each side; but near them, all appears clear, though in truth they are as much in the fog as any of them.

— Benjamin Franklin

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