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  • Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Teach your child to hold his tongue he'll learn fast enough to speak.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


  • Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Remember this saying, The good payer 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.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • The church the state, and the poor, are 3 daughters which we should maintain, but not portion off.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Those who pay for what they buy upon Credit, pay their Share of this Advance.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Great Beauty, great strength, great Riches, are really truly of no great Use a right Heart exceeds all.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

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

  • Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


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