Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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 day

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Remember, that six pounds a year is but a groat a day.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes, Fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1750.

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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 constitution and happiness

The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on authors, learning, and pleasure

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Pennsylvania Almanack.

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