Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on lies and truth

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Half a truth is often a great lie.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on day, fortune, and good

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 9

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on happiness, health, life, and mind

What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it. . . . Happiness springs immediately from the mind.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on business and good

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on christmas, conscience, and good

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship, good, money, promises, and time

Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on execution and laws

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on enemies and friendship

You and I were long friends: you are now my enemy, and I am yours.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to William Strahan, July 5, 1775.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

No gains without pains.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on army

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George Washington, Commander of the American armies, who, like Joshua of old, commanded the sun and the moon to stand still, and they obeyed him.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: A toast at a dinner in Versailles

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