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

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
Industry need not wish.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Time is money.
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.