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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Most fools think they are only ignorant.
There is always room for the man of force.
Make use of your friends by being of use to them.
You and I were long friends: you are now my enemy, and I am yours.
Source: Letter to William Strahan, July 5, 1775.
No gains without pains.
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.
Source: A toast at a dinner in Versailles
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.
There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac
Fatigue is the best pillow.
Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.
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