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  • A modern Wit is one of David's Fools.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth,
    (Benjamin Franklin)


  • Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Mine is better than ours.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Folly is wisdom spun too fine.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Lawyers, Preachers, and Tomtits Eggs, there are more of them hatch'd than come to perfection
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Consider then, when you are tempted to buy any unnecessary Housholdstuff, or any superfluous thing, whether you will be willing to pay Interest, and Interest upon Interest for it as long as you live and more if it grows worse by using
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • To be humble to Superiors is Duty, to Equals Courtesy, to Inferiors Nobleness.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that makes it.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.
    (Benjamin Franklin)


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