Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 on caring

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He who multiplies riches multiplies cares.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on community, justice, power, and wealth

Righteousness, or justice, is, undoubtedly of all the virtues, the surest foundation on which to create and establish a new state. But there are two nobler virtues, industry and frugality, which tend more to increase the wealth, power and grandeur of the community, than all the others without them.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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