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Quote: Lovers, travellers, and poets will give money to be heard. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Lovers, travellers, and poets will give money to be heard.


Quote: A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.


Quote: Let thy vices die before thee. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Let thy vices die before thee.


Quote: Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.


Quote: Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore.


Quote: Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom -- and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom -- and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.


Quote: They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.


Quote: There are no gains without pains. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There are no gains without pains.


Quote: Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.


Quote: If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.


Quote: The things which hurt, instruct. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The things which hurt, instruct.


Quote: I would rather have it said, He lived usefully, than, He died rich. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I would rather have it said, He lived usefully, than, He died rich.


Quote: Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small and the wants great. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small and the wants great.


Quote: The early morning has gold in its mouth. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The early morning has gold in its mouth.


Quote: Death takes no bribes. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Death takes no bribes.


Quote: Calamity and prosperity are the touchstones of integrity. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Calamity and prosperity are the touchstones of integrity.


Quote: He that speaks much, is much mistaken. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.


Quote: Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.


Quote: A small leak can sink a great ship. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A small leak can sink a great ship.


Quote: In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.


Quote: Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.


Quote: Mine is better than ours. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Mine is better than ours.


Quote: Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.


Quote: If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.


Quote: Necessity never made a good bargain. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Necessity never made a good bargain.


Quote: He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.


Quote: Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.


Quote: There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.


Quote: The first mistake in public business is the going into it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.


Quote: It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.


Quote: Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.


Quote: The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.


Quote: Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.


Quote: Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.


Quote: I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.




Quote: To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.


Quote: It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.


Quote: We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of Benjamin Franklin quote; white text on black background

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.


Quote: I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.


Quote: He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.


Quote: Fatigue is the best pillow. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Fatigue is the best pillow.


Quote: Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money.


Quote: The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.


Quote: No nation was ever ruined by trade. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

No nation was ever ruined by trade.


Quote: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.


Quote: Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.


Quote: If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.


Quote: When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.


Quote: The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.


Quote: When you're finished changing, you're finished. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When you're finished changing, you're finished.


Quote: Half a truth is often a great lie. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Half a truth is often a great lie.


Quote: God helps those who help themselves. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

God helps those who help themselves.


Quote: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.


Quote: Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.


Quote: Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.


Quote: Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.


Quote: The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.


Quote: Genius without education is like silver in the mine. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.


Quote: I have no private interest in the reception of my inventions by the world, having never made, nor proposed to make, the least profit by any of them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I have no private interest in the reception of my inventions by the world, having never made, nor proposed to make, the least profit by any of them.


Quote: He that sows thorns should never go barefoot. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that sows thorns should never go barefoot.


Quote: God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country.' by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country.'


Quote: I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.


Quote: Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.


Quote: Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.


Quote: To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.


Quote: The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.


Quote: When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration? by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?


Quote: There are three faithful friends -- an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There are three faithful friends -- an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.


Quote: He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.


Quote: In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.


Quote: We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.


Quote: Beware the hobby that eats. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Beware the hobby that eats.


Quote: Many foxes grow gray but few grow good. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.


Quote: The discontented man finds no easy chair. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The discontented man finds no easy chair.


Quote: I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.


Quote: I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.


Quote: All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.


Quote: He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.


Quote: God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.


Quote: If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.


Quote: For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.


Quote: Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.


Quote: 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. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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.


Quote: Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.


Quote: Nine men in ten are would be suicides. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.


Quote: And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.


Quote: A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.


Quote: When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.


Quote: Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.


Quote: The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.


Quote: Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.


Quote: A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.


Quote: Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.


Quote: An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow.


Quote: Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.


Quote: We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.


Quote: Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.


Quote: Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.


Quote: Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.


Quote: He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.


Quote: There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.


Quote: If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.


Quote: If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.


Quote: Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.


Quote: It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.


Quote: A good conscience is a continual Christmas. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.


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