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Born in January 17, 1706 / Died in April 17, 1790 / United States / English

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Fatigue is the best pillow.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Games lubricate the body and the mind.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Well done is better than well said.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
One today is worth two tomorrows.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.