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  • None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Poverty, Poetry, and new Titles of Honor, make Men ridiculous
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Wife from thy Spouse each blemish hide More than from all the World beside Let DECENCY be all thy Pride.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He that rises late must trot all day.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


  • Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life A man is not completely born till he has passed through death.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • A wicked Hero will turn his back to an innocent coward.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Diligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • An innocent Plowman is more worthy than a vicious Prince.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • I hope... that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the key often used is always bright.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


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