Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

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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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Most fools think they are only ignorant.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on force

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There is always room for the man of force.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on fatigue

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Fatigue is the best pillow.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Maxims prefixed to Poor Richard's Almanac, 1757.

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