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How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!  ~ Benjamin Franklin


The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Those things that hurt, instruct.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Men and melons are hard to know.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.  ~ Benjamin Frankin


Anger and folly walk cheek by jole. ~ Benjamin Franklin


There never was a good war or a bad peace.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Nothing is more fatal to Health, than an over care of it.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


After three days houseguests and food begins to stink!  ~ Benjamin Franklin


If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Hide not your talents, they for use were made, What's a sundial in the shade?  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Well done is better than well said.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Eat to live, don't live to eat.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Joy is not in things, it is in us.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Fear God, and your enemies will fear you.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


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


Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


When you are finished changing, you're finished.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily cracked, and never well mended.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


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


Thinking aloud is a habit which is responsible for most of mankind's misery.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Whatever begins in anger; ends in shame.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


He that speaks much, is much mistaken.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Lost time is never found again.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.  ~
Benjamin Franklin


Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.  ~ Benjamin Franklin


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