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Quotes By Benjamin Franklin (Page 3 of 5)



















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













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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.


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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.












































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Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least, you will by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.






























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Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.



























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Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.











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Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


















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