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  • Marry your Son when you will, but your Daughter when you can.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a sermon by so many rehearsals.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • The golden age never was the present age.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


  • Strange that a Man who has wit enough to write a Satire should have folly enough to publish it.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Energy and persistence alter all things.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • At 20 years of age the will reigns at 30, the wit at 40, the judgment.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Humility makes great men twice honorable.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Let honesty and industry be thy constant companions, and spend one penny less than thy clear gains then shall thy pocket begin to thrive creditors will not insult, nor want oppress, nor hungerness bite, nor nakedness freeze thee.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


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