Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on desires

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It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on doubt and thought

It is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on america, birds, character, country, men, originality, and wishes

I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad immoral character: like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on life, love, and time

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard's Almanac, June 1746.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on desires, money, time, wealth, and words

In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on leisure and time

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Correct Quotes for DOS, WordStar International, 1991.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money and time

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Remember that time is money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Advice to Young Tradesmen., 1748. Writings.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on ancestry, blessings, books, day, execution, god, hope, life, posterity, progress, and success

The Book: "So he settled on a method to help him succeed in his quest. He devised a little book and set it up in such a way that he could examine himself and mark his progress at the end of each day." "I entered upon the execution of this plan for self-examination and continued it, with occasional intermission, but I always carried my little book with me. . . ." "And it may be well my posterity should be informed that to this little artifice with the blessing of God, their ancestor owed the constant felicity of his life down to his seventy-ninth year in which this is written. . . . I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefits."

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on borrowing, danger, and wives

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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