Benjamin Franklin Quotes (733 Quotes)

    Avarice and Happiness never saw each other, how then should they become acquainted.

    Fear not Death for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal.

    You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?

    Dewey felt that since ideals are not perfectly attainable, they may demoralize students who try to measure up to them. The general tendency of reading good history must be to fix in the minds of youth deep impressions of the beauty and usefulness of virtue of all kinds, public spirit, fortitude, etc.

    Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

    It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

    The modesty in a sect is perhaps a singular instance in the history of mankind, every other sect supposing itself in a position of all truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some dist

    Be civil to all sociable to many familiar with few friend to one enemy to none.

    'Tis against some men's principle to pay interest, and seems against others' interest to pay the principle.

    The first degree of folly is to conceit one's self wise the second to profess it the third to despise counsel.

    I never saw an oft-transplanted tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as those that settled be

    You will be careful, if you are wise How you touch Men's Religion, or Credit, or Eyes.

    If you do what you should not, you must bear what you would not.

    He that sells upon trust, loses many friends, and always wants money

    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

    If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a temporary victory - sometimes but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent's good will

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