Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on happiness, health, and virtue

Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on reason

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If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Sept. 1758.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Eighth and lastly. They are so grateful!!

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Reasons for Preferring an Elderly Mistress, 1745

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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.

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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 doctors

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He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on learning

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard's Almanack

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on courage, neighbors, wisdom, and world

The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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