Benjamin Franklin

Born On
January 17, 1706
Place of Birth
Boston, Massachusetts Bay
Died On
April 17, 1790 (aged 84)
Nationality
American
Profession
Scientist, Writer, Politician

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Best is the Tongue that feels the rein; He that talks much, must talk in vain; We from the wordy Torrent fly: Who listens to the chattering Pye?
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In Vain Quotes
Deny Self for Self's sake.
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In Self-interest Quotes
A man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all the doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false.
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In Tolerance Quotes
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
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In Moderation Quotes
Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
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In Moderation Quotes
Vanity backbites more than Malice.
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In Malice Quotes
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
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In Gain Quotes
He that waits upon a fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
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In Fortune Quotes
Reader, I wish thee Health, Wealth, Happiness, And may kind Heaven thy Year's Industry bless.
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In Wish Quotes
Wish a miser long life, and you wish him no good.
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In Wish Quotes
After Fish, Milk do not wish.
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In Wish Quotes
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respecta.
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In Wish Quotes
I wish Christianity were more productive of good works ... I mean real good works ... not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing ... or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments despised by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the.
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In Wish Quotes
Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.
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In Belief Quotes
Constant dropping wears away stones.
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In Achievement Quotes
Covetousness is ever attended with solicitude and anxiety.
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In Covetousness Quotes
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
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In Anticipation Quotes
Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of act.
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In Act Quotes
They who have nothing to trouble them, will be troubled at nothing.
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In Troubled Quotes
Wife from thy Spouse each blemish hide More than from all the World beside: Let DECENCY be all thy Pride.
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In Spouse Quotes
Don't you know, that all wives are in the right? It may be you don't, for you are yet a young husband
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In Husband Quotes

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