Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Most fools think they are only ignorant.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on force

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There is always room for the man of force.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship

Make use of your friends by being of use to them.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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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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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on god, life, men, proof, time, and truth

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof I see of this truth-that God governs the affairs of men.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on doctors and god

God heals, and the doctor takes the fee.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on belief, friendship, god, imagination, labor, life, men, needs, politics, sacred, success, time, and truth

And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? I have lived a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.' I firmly believe this; and I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Continental Convention, 1787

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on dogs, faith, friendship, money, and wives

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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