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Benjamin Franklin

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  • Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.

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  • Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.

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  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

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  • The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

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  • I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

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  • Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

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  • Half a truth is often a great lie.

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

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  • If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.

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  • Diligence is the mother of good luck.

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  • Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

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  • It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.

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  • They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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  • Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

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  • He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

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  • He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

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  • Energy and persistence conquer all things.

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  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.

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  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

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  • It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

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  • By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

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  • If you desire many things, many things will seem few.

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

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  • Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

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  • Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.

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  • Well done is better than well said.

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  • Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?

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  • Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

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  • Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

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