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Quote: Great good nature without prudence is a great misfortune. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Great good nature without prudence is a great misfortune.


Quote: God bless the King, and grant him long to Reign. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

God bless the King, and grant him long to Reign.


Quote: The Golden Age was never the present age. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The Golden Age was never the present age.


Quote: Suspicion may be no fault, but showing it may be a great one. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Suspicion may be no fault, but showing it may be a great one.


Quote: If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth. Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote; white text on black background

If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellow-citizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship, for the sake of accumulating wealth. Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.


Quote: Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things.


Quote: O Lazy bones! Dost thou think God would have given thee arms and legs, if he had not design'd thou should'st use them? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

O Lazy bones! Dost thou think God would have given thee arms and legs, if he had not design'd thou should'st use them?


Quote: Drive thy business or it will drive thee. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.


Quote: What's a Sun-Dial in the shade? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

What's a Sun-Dial in the shade?


Quote: It is a strange anomaly that men could be careful to insure their houses, their ships, their merchandise, and yet neglect to insure their lives -- surely the most important of all to their families, and more subject to loss. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is a strange anomaly that men could be careful to insure their houses, their ships, their merchandise, and yet neglect to insure their lives -- surely the most important of all to their families, and more subject to loss.


Quote: Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Keep out of the Sight of Feasts and Banquets as much as may be; for 'tis more difficult to refrain good Cheer, when it's present, than from the Desire of it when it is away; the like you may observe in the Objects of all the other Senses.


Quote: It is a bad temper of mind that takes delight in opposition. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is a bad temper of mind that takes delight in opposition.


Quote: A bargain is something you have to find a use for once you have bought it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A bargain is something you have to find a use for once you have bought it.


Quote: Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals or manners. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals or manners.


Quote: The best investment is in the tools of one's own trade. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The best investment is in the tools of one's own trade.


Quote: Hereafter, if you should observe an occasion to give your officers and friends a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with, you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Hereafter, if you should observe an occasion to give your officers and friends a little more praise than is their due, and confess more fault than you can justly be charged with, you will only become the sooner for it, a great captain.


Quote: I am lord of myself, accountable to none. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.


Quote: The United States Constitutional Convention, except for three or four persons, thought prayers unnecessary. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The United States Constitutional Convention, except for three or four persons, thought prayers unnecessary.


Quote: Don't think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Men's; a Cunning Man is overmatched by a cunning Man and a Half. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Don't think so much of your own Cunning, as to forget other Men's; a Cunning Man is overmatched by a cunning Man and a Half.


Quote: I grew convinced that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life, and I formed written resolutions ... to practice them ever while I lived. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I grew convinced that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life, and I formed written resolutions ... to practice them ever while I lived.


Quote: If you have time don't wait for time. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you have time don't wait for time.


Quote: After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second.


Quote: The English love an insult. It's their only test of a man's sincerity. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The English love an insult. It's their only test of a man's sincerity.




Quote: There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharoah -- get first all the people's money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants forever. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharoah -- get first all the people's money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants forever.


Quote: If any form of government is capable of making a nation happy, ours I think bids fair now for producing that effect. But after all much depends upon the people who are governed. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If any form of government is capable of making a nation happy, ours I think bids fair now for producing that effect. But after all much depends upon the people who are governed.


Quote: Neither a Fortress nor a Maidenhead will hold out long after they begin to parley. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Neither a Fortress nor a Maidenhead will hold out long after they begin to parley.


Quote: Be civil to all; serviceable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Be civil to all; serviceable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.


Quote: In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection, he stated. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. ... Do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection, he stated. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. ... Do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?


Quote: I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them.


Quote: We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it' I firmly believe this; by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by word down to future ages. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote: We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it' I firmly believe this; by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by word down to future ages.- black text on quotes background

We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it' I firmly believe this; by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a by word down to future ages.


Quote: I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.


Quote: A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district; all studied and appreciated as they merit; are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district; all studied and appreciated as they merit; are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.


Quote: If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.


Quote: In order to be happy you need a good dog, a good woman, and ready money. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In order to be happy you need a good dog, a good woman, and ready money.


Quote: I never turned to drink. It seemed to turn to me. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I never turned to drink. It seemed to turn to me.


Quote: An Egg to day is better than a Hen to-morrow. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

An Egg to day is better than a Hen to-morrow.


Quote: The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote: The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.- black text on quotes background

The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.


Quote: The best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their own poverty. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their own poverty.


Quote: An investment in education always pays the highest returns. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

An investment in education always pays the highest returns.


Quote: It is better to let 100 criminals go free than to imprison 1 innocent man. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is better to let 100 criminals go free than to imprison 1 innocent man.


Quote: That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.


Quote: Great spenders are bad lenders. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Great spenders are bad lenders.


Quote: Lost time can never be found again. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Lost time can never be found again.


Quote: The expenses required to prevent a war are much lighter than those that will, if not prevented, be absolutely necessary to maintain it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The expenses required to prevent a war are much lighter than those that will, if not prevented, be absolutely necessary to maintain it.


Quote: A greater Quantity of some things may be eaten than of others, some being of lighter Digestion than others. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A greater Quantity of some things may be eaten than of others, some being of lighter Digestion than others.


Quote: Moderation in all things -- including moderation. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Moderation in all things -- including moderation.


Quote: I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.


Quote: I wish to live without committing any fault at any time. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I wish to live without committing any fault at any time.


Quote: Rarely use Venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dulness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another's Peace or Reputation. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Rarely use Venery but for Health or Offspring; Never to Dulness, Weakness, or the Injury of your own or another's Peace or Reputation.


Quote: Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.


Quote: That man alone loves himself rightly who procures the greatest possible good to himself through the whole of his existence and so pursues pleasure as not to give for it more than it is worth. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

That man alone loves himself rightly who procures the greatest possible good to himself through the whole of his existence and so pursues pleasure as not to give for it more than it is worth.


Quote: A little sturdiness when superiors are much in the wrong sometimes occasions consideration. And there is truth in the old saying that if you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A little sturdiness when superiors are much in the wrong sometimes occasions consideration. And there is truth in the old saying that if you make yourself a sheep, the wolves will eat you.


Quote: By the word simplicity, is not always meant folly or ignorance; but often, pure and upright Nature, free from artifice, craft or deceitful ornament. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

By the word simplicity, is not always meant folly or ignorance; but often, pure and upright Nature, free from artifice, craft or deceitful ornament.


Quote: And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before a force could be brought together to repel them? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

And where is the Prince who can afford to so cover his country with troops for its defense, as that ten thousand men descending from the clouds, might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief, before a force could be brought together to repel them?




Quote: The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love ... the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love ... the Cause of all good Order in the World, and what alone preserves it from the utmost Confusion.


Quote: Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Here comes the orator with his flood of words and his drop of reason.


Quote: The thrifty maxim of the wary Dutch, Is to save all the Money they can touch. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The thrifty maxim of the wary Dutch, Is to save all the Money they can touch.


Quote: When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to you, look on his mouth. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to you, look on his mouth.


Quote: Speak with contempt of none, from slave to king, The meanest Bee hath, and will use, a sting. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Speak with contempt of none, from slave to king, The meanest Bee hath, and will use, a sting.


Quote: When Knaves betray each other, one can scarce be blamed or the other pitied. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When Knaves betray each other, one can scarce be blamed or the other pitied.


Quote: He that doth what he should not, shall feel what he would not. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that doth what he should not, shall feel what he would not.


Quote: Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong.


Quote: When you taste honey, remember gall. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When you taste honey, remember gall.


Quote: You may give give a man office, but you cannot give him discretion. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

You may give give a man office, but you cannot give him discretion.


Quote: If you ride a horse, sit close and tight, if you ride a man, sit easy and light. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you ride a horse, sit close and tight, if you ride a man, sit easy and light.


Quote: There is none deceived but he that trusts. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There is none deceived but he that trusts.


Quote: Thou can'st not joke an enemy into a friend,
but thou may'st a friend into an enemy. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Thou can'st not joke an enemy into a friend,
but thou may'st a friend into an enemy.


Quote: He that is rich need not live sparingly,
and he that can live sparingly need not be rich. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that is rich need not live sparingly,
and he that can live sparingly need not be rich.


Quote: They who have nothing to trouble them, will be troubled at nothing. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

They who have nothing to trouble them, will be troubled at nothing.


Quote: He that pursues two hares at once, does not catch one and lets the other go. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that pursues two hares at once, does not catch one and lets the other go.


Quote: Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth. thereby secures virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth. thereby secures virtue, it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly.


Quote: What is a butterfly? At best
He's but a caterpiller drest.
The gaudy Fop's his picture just. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

What is a butterfly? At best
He's but a caterpiller drest.
The gaudy Fop's his picture just.


Quote: Do not do that which you would not have known. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Do not do that which you would not have known.


Quote: He that takes a wife, takes care. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that takes a wife, takes care.


Quote: A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A fine genius in his own country is like gold in the mine.


Quote: A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.


Quote: Anger and folly walk cheeck by jowl. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Anger and folly walk cheeck by jowl.


Quote: I have heard that nothing gives an Author so great Pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I have heard that nothing gives an Author so great Pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.


Quote: Think What You Do When You Run in Debt: You Give to Another Power over Your Liberty. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Think What You Do When You Run in Debt: You Give to Another Power over Your Liberty.


Quote: Industry pays debts, while despair increases them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Industry pays debts, while despair increases them.


Quote: A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel.


Quote: Half-wits talk much, but say little. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Half-wits talk much, but say little.


Quote: It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is ill-manners to silence a fool and cruelty to let him go on.


Quote: If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with you to the other world?


Quote: Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Drink does not drown care, but waters it, and makes it grow faster.


Quote: He who multiplies riches multiplies cares. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He who multiplies riches multiplies cares.


Quote: Tis against some mens principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principle. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Tis against some mens principle to pay interest, and seems against others interest to pay the principle.


Quote: Tis easy to see, hard to foresee. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Tis easy to see, hard to foresee.


Quote: All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

All things are cheap to the saving, dear to the wasteful.


Quote: If you have no Honey in your Pot, have some in your Mouth. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you have no Honey in your Pot, have some in your Mouth.


Quote: Trusting too much to others care is the ruin of many. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Trusting too much to others care is the ruin of many.


Quote: The longer I live the more convinced I become that God governs in the affairs of men. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The longer I live the more convinced I become that God governs in the affairs of men. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance.


Quote: One thing I know 
that is 
I know NOTHING. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

One thing I know
that is
I know NOTHING.


Quote: A little Religion, and a little Honesty, goes a great way in Courts. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A little Religion, and a little Honesty, goes a great way in Courts.


Quote: The one who fails to prepare is preparing to fail. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The one who fails to prepare is preparing to fail.


Quote: You made delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

You made delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.


Quote: It is prodigious the quantity of good that may be done by one man if he will make a business of it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is prodigious the quantity of good that may be done by one man if he will make a business of it.


Quote: Money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Money is of a prolific generating nature. Money can beget money, and its offspring can beget more.


Quote: By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old.


Quote: Reckless haste makes poor speed. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Reckless haste makes poor speed.


Quote: I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.


Quote: Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Nor eye in a letter, nor hand in a purse, nor ear in the secret of another.


Quote: A light purse is a heavy curse. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A light purse is a heavy curse.


Quote: Take a coin from your purse and invest it in your mind. It will come pouring out of your mind and overflow your purse. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Take a coin from your purse and invest it in your mind. It will come pouring out of your mind and overflow your purse.


Quote: Before you consult your fancy, consult your purse. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Before you consult your fancy, consult your purse.


Quote: He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.


Quote: Saying and Doing, have quarrel'd and parted. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Saying and Doing, have quarrel'd and parted.


Quote: Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen.


Quote: Epitaph on a scolding wife by her husband: Here my poor Bridget's corpse doth lie, she is at rest -- and so am I! by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Epitaph on a scolding wife by her husband: Here my poor Bridget's corpse doth lie, she is at rest -- and so am I!


Quote: I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I wish it (Christianity) were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity.


Quote: If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote: If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another.- black text on quotes background

If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another.




Quote: People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.


Quote: Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.


Quote: Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.


Quote: Stand firm, don't flutter! by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Stand firm, don't flutter!


Quote: Did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the country I would choose to end my days in. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Did not strong connections draw me elsewhere, I believe Scotland would be the country I would choose to end my days in.


Quote: Taxes are indeed very heavy -- 
 We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness. 
 Three times as much by our Pride. 
 And four times as much by our Folly. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Taxes are indeed very heavy --
We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness.
Three times as much by our Pride.
And four times as much by our Folly.


Quote: My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that, at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way since it was now resolved I should not be a clergyman. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote: My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that, at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way since it was now resolved I should not be a clergyman.- black text on quotes background

My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that, at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way since it was now resolved I should not be a clergyman.


Quote: Do you love truth for truth's sake, and will you endeavor impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Do you love truth for truth's sake, and will you endeavor impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others?


Quote: If you'd be beloved, make yourself amiable. A true friend is the best possession. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you'd be beloved, make yourself amiable. A true friend is the best possession.


Quote: Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to stand still -- and they obeyed. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Here's to our beloved George Washington, the Joshua of America, who commanded the sun and the moon to stand still -- and they obeyed.


Quote: Notwithstanding my experiments with electricity the thunderbolt continues to fall under our noses and beards; and as for the tyrant, there are a million of us still engaged at snatching away his sceptre. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Notwithstanding my experiments with electricity the thunderbolt continues to fall under our noses and beards; and as for the tyrant, there are a million of us still engaged at snatching away his sceptre.


Quote: Praise to the undeserving is severe satire. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Praise to the undeserving is severe satire.


Quote: Moses lifting up his wand, and dividing the Red Sea, and Pharaoh in his chariot overwhelmed with the waters. This motto: Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Moses lifting up his wand, and dividing the Red Sea, and Pharaoh in his chariot overwhelmed with the waters. This motto: Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.


Quote: It is much to be lamented that a man of Franklin's general good character and great influence should have been an unbeliever in Christianity, and also have done as much as he did to make others unbelievers. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is much to be lamented that a man of Franklin's general good character and great influence should have been an unbeliever in Christianity, and also have done as much as he did to make others unbelievers.


Quote: Beer is God's way of telling us that he loves us and wants us to be happy. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Beer is God's way of telling us that he loves us and wants us to be happy.


Quote: The US Constitution only guarantees your rights as a citizen, it doesn't guarantee happiness. It may take work, but if you have your rights, happiness is very possible. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The US Constitution only guarantees your rights as a citizen, it doesn't guarantee happiness. It may take work, but if you have your rights, happiness is very possible.


Quote: Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.


Quote: I believe ... that the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in another life, respecting its conduct in this. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I believe ... that the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in another life, respecting its conduct in this.


Quote: He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.


Quote: Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.


Quote: If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear.


Quote: Love, Cough, and a Smoke, can't well be hid. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Love, Cough, and a Smoke, can't well be hid.


Quote: Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.


Quote: You have on hand those things that you need if you have but the wit and wisdom to use them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

You have on hand those things that you need if you have but the wit and wisdom to use them.


Quote: Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can.


Quote: The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.


Quote: Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.


Quote: There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.


Quote: In short, I conceive that great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by the false estimates they have made of the value of things, and by their giving too much for their whistles. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In short, I conceive that great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by the false estimates they have made of the value of things, and by their giving too much for their whistles.


Quote: Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.


Quote: Time is an herb that cures all Diseases. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.


Quote: A virtuous heretic shall be saved before a wicked Christian. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A virtuous heretic shall be saved before a wicked Christian.


Quote: Love of country is the Mason's deed; world citizenship is his thought. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Love of country is the Mason's deed; world citizenship is his thought.


Quote: In Truth I found myself incorrigible with respect to Order; and now I am grown old, and my Memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In Truth I found myself incorrigible with respect to Order; and now I am grown old, and my Memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it.


Quote: Human happiness comes not from infrequent pieces of good fortune, but from the small improvements to daily life. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Human happiness comes not from infrequent pieces of good fortune, but from the small improvements to daily life.


Quote: To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote: To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new.- black text on quotes background

To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new.




Quote: Leisure is the time for doing something useful. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Leisure is the time for doing something useful.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.


Quote: There is much difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There is much difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him.


Quote: A man is sometimes more generous when he has but a little money than when he has plenty, perhaps through fear of being thought to have but little. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A man is sometimes more generous when he has but a little money than when he has plenty, perhaps through fear of being thought to have but little.


Quote: Let thy maid servant be faithful, strong, and homely. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Let thy maid servant be faithful, strong, and homely.


Quote: No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

No man ought to own more property than needed for his livelihood; the rest, by right, belonged to the state.


Quote: If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If we are industrious, we shall never starve; for, at the workingman's house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. Nor will the bailiff or the constable enter, for industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them.


Quote: Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick.


Quote: In success be moderate. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In success be moderate.


Quote: The refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution.


Quote: Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.




Quote: The electrical matter consists of particles extremely subtile, since it can permeate common matter, even the densest metals, with such ease and freedom as not to receive any perceptible resistance. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The electrical matter consists of particles extremely subtile, since it can permeate common matter, even the densest metals, with such ease and freedom as not to receive any perceptible resistance.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The electrical matter consists of particles extremely subtile, since it can permeate common matter, even the densest metals, with such ease and freedom as not to receive any perceptible resistance.

If anyone should doubt whether the electrical matter passes through the substance of bodies, or only over along their surfaces, a shock from an electrified large glass jar, taken through his own body, will probably convince him.

Electrical matter differs from common matter in this, that the parts of the latter mutually attract, those of the former mutually repel each other.


Quote: A little neglect may breed great mischief. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A little neglect may breed great mischief.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.


Quote: Everybody's human-everybody makes mistakes. If you laugh it off and keep going and try to give it your best the next time around, people respect that. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Everybody's human-everybody makes mistakes. If you laugh it off and keep going and try to give it your best the next time around, people respect that.


Quote: Do not let fancy outrun your means. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Do not let fancy outrun your means.


Quote: In the dark, all cats are grey. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In the dark, all cats are grey.


Quote: Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the effectual means of obtaining the change they desire. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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


Quote: On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet I was, by the endeavor, a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been had I not attempted it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

On the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious of obtaining, but fell far short of it, yet I was, by the endeavor, a better and a happier man than I otherwise should have been had I not attempted it.




Quote: Squeamish stomachs cannot eat without pickles. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Squeamish stomachs cannot eat without pickles.


Quote: You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.


Quote: A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang.


Quote: A policy of life insurance is the cheapest and safest mode of making a certain provision for one's family. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A policy of life insurance is the cheapest and safest mode of making a certain provision for one's family.


Quote: I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men.


Quote: I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning.


Quote: The exact Quantity and Quality being found out, is to be kept to constantly. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The exact Quantity and Quality being found out, is to be kept to constantly.


Quote: My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences with Providence. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences with Providence.


Quote: Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.


Quote: The things of this world take up too much of my time, of which indeed I have too little left, to undertake anything like a reformation in religion. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The things of this world take up too much of my time, of which indeed I have too little left, to undertake anything like a reformation in religion.


Quote: I believe in one God, Creator of the Universe in that He ought to be whipped from pilar to post and back again for His shameful actions toward Humanity. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I believe in one God, Creator of the Universe in that He ought to be whipped from pilar to post and back again for His shameful actions toward Humanity.


Quote: It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part.


Quote: Never spare the parson's wine nor the baker's pudding. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Never spare the parson's wine nor the baker's pudding.


Quote: A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.


Quote: Some make Conscience of wearing a Hat in the Church, who make none of robbing the Altar. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Some make Conscience of wearing a Hat in the Church, who make none of robbing the Altar.




Quote: It seems to me, that if statesmen had a little more arithmetic, or were accustomed to calculation, wars would be much less frequent. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It seems to me, that if statesmen had a little more arithmetic, or were accustomed to calculation, wars would be much less frequent.


Quote: A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.


Quote: Remember this Saying, 'That the good Paymaster is Lord of another Man's Purse.' He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the Time he promises, may at any Time, and on any Occasion, raise all the Money his Friends can spare. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Remember this Saying, 'That the good Paymaster is Lord of another Man's Purse.' He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the Time he promises, may at any Time, and on any Occasion, raise all the Money his Friends can spare.


Quote: To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.


Quote: The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine.


Quote: Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.


Quote: The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The grand leap of the whale up the Fall of Niagara is esteemed, by all who have seen it, as one of the finest spectacles in nature.


Quote: Setting too good an Example is a Kind of slander seldom forgiven. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Setting too good an Example is a Kind of slander seldom forgiven.


Quote: I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has? Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.


Quote: Many estates are spent in the getting, since women for tea forsake spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsake hewing and splitting. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Many estates are spent in the getting, since women for tea forsake spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsake hewing and splitting.


Quote: To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

To the haranguers of the populace among the ancients, succeed among the moderns your writers of political pamphlets and news-papers, and your coffee-house talkers.


Quote: Great talkers, little doers. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Great talkers, little doers.


Quote: Great talkers should be cropt, for they've no need of ears. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Great talkers should be cropt, for they've no need of ears.


Quote: I am the laziest man in the world. I invented all those things to save myself from toil. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I am the laziest man in the world. I invented all those things to save myself from toil.


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