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quote by Benjamin Franklin: Most men die at 25, we just don't bury them until they are 70. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Most men die at 25, we just don't bury them until they are 70.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: That which hurts, also instructs. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

That which hurts, also instructs.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Success is the residue of planning. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Success is the residue of planning.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The man who does things makes mistakes, but he doesn't make the biggest mistake of all-doing nothing. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The man who does things makes mistakes, but he doesn't make the biggest mistake of all-doing nothing.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: When you are good to others, you are best to yourself. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Most men die from the neck up at age twenty-five because they stop dreaming. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Most men die from the neck up at age twenty-five because they stop dreaming.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Genius is the ability to hold one's vision steady until it becomes reality. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Genius is the ability to hold one's vision steady until it becomes reality.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.

--Benjamin Franklin


quote by Benjamin Franklin: I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The man that walks wit crowd, will get no farther than the crowd. The man that walks alone, will reach places unknown. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The man that walks wit crowd, will get no farther than the crowd. The man that walks alone, will reach places unknown.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Common sense without education, is better than education without common sense. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Common sense without education, is better than education without common sense.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The world is run by the people who show up. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The world is run by the people who show up.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: There are many roads to success, but only one sure road to failure; and that is to try to please everyone else. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There are many roads to success, but only one sure road to failure; and that is to try to please everyone else.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Life's Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin

quote by Benjamin Franklin: Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Fart for freedom, fart for liberty--and fart proudly. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Fart for freedom, fart for liberty--and fart proudly.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Whatever you become be good at it. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Whatever you become be good at it.

--Benjamin Franklin

quote by Benjamin Franklin: Security without liberty is called prison. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Security without liberty is called prison.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Little minds think and talk about people. 
 Average minds think and talk about things and actions. 
 Great minds think and talk about ideas. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Little minds think and talk about people.
Average minds think and talk about things and actions.
Great minds think and talk about ideas.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Those who laugh often never grow old. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Those who laugh often never grow old.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. 
Revolution is when you decide that for yourself. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is.
Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Don't throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: When in doubt, don't. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

When in doubt, don't.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: He who can have patience can have what he will. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He who can have patience can have what he will.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: If you want something done, ask a busy person. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you want something done, ask a busy person.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: No gains without pains. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

No gains without pains.

--Benjamin Franklin

quote by Benjamin Franklin: My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Lost Time is never found again. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Lost Time is never found again.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: He that cannot obey, cannot command. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that cannot obey, cannot command.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful.

--Benjamin Franklin

quote by Benjamin Franklin: If you would reap Praise you must sow the Seeds, Gentle Words and useful Deeds. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you would reap Praise you must sow the Seeds, Gentle Words and useful Deeds.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Time is money. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Time is money.

--Benjamin Franklin

Longer Version:

Time is money, but also money is money.


quote by Benjamin Franklin: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The best doctors gives the least medicine. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The best doctors gives the least medicine.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Don't go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Don't go to the doctor with every distemper, nor to the lawyer with every quarrel, nor to the pot for every thirst.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Diligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Diligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself, not forward on those who possess more. If this does not make you content, you don't deserve to be happy. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself, not forward on those who possess more. If this does not make you content, you don't deserve to be happy.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Lovers, travellers, and poets will give money to be heard. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Let thy vices die before thee. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Let thy vices die before thee.

--Benjamin Franklin

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

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom -- and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: There are no gains without pains. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

There are no gains without pains.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The things which hurt, instruct. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The things which hurt, instruct.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: I would rather have it said, He lived usefully, than, He died rich. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The second vice is lying, the first is running in debt.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small and the wants great. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The early morning has gold in its mouth. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The early morning has gold in its mouth.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Death takes no bribes. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Death takes no bribes.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Calamity and prosperity are the touchstones of integrity. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Calamity and prosperity are the touchstones of integrity.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: He that speaks much, is much mistaken. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

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

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: A small leak can sink a great ship. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

A small leak can sink a great ship.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it. with background image: 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.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Mine is better than ours. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Mine is better than ours.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

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

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Necessity never made a good bargain. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

Necessity never made a good bargain.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: Those that won't be counseled can't be helped. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. with background image: 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.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: The first mistake in public business is the going into it. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

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

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Franklin: I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.

--Benjamin Franklin

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