Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on enemies, friendship, and secrets

If you want to keep a secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on death and secrets

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

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, July 1735.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on deception

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on giving, happiness, life, and order

If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on god, good, and service

The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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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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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on reason

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Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on life and writing

The next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, 1731-1759, ch 1.

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