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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
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#American Politician #Freedom

Benjamin Franklin
I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business.
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#Planning

Benjamin Franklin
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
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#Forgiveness

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You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.
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#Procrastination #Delay

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Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise.
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#Man

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Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest
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#Fools And Foolishness

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Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
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#American Politician #Brains

Benjamin Franklin
The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
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#Advice

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Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
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#American Politician #Advice

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The nearest I can make it out, "Love your Enemies" means, "Hate your Friends"
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#Enemies

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Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
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#American Politician #Achievement

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Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
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#Action #American Politician

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
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#American Politician #Belief

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
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#American Politician

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Look before, or you'll find yourself behind
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#Advice

Benjamin Franklin
If you have something to do tomorrow, do it today.
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#Action

Benjamin Franklin
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
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#American Politician

Benjamin Franklin
Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve
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#Advice

Benjamin Franklin
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
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#American Politician #Discontent

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Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
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#Happiness