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Benjamin Franklin

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Biography : Born: 1706 - Died: 1790
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18th century
Place of birth: United States
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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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There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
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Love your Enemies, for they tell you your faults.
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At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
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The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
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Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
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The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
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A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
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The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
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Well done is better than well said.
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He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
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Applause waits on success.
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I saw few die of hunger of eating, a hundred thousand.
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Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
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All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
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Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
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The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
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Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
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A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
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Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
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Observe all men, thyself most.
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In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
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Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
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It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
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He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
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In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
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