Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on enemies, familiarity, and friendship

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, June 1741.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on emptiness and mind

Empty the coins in your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with coins.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on complaints

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on clarity and conscience

The best tranquilizer is a clear conscience.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Hints to those that would be Rich (1736).

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on pleasure

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Think of these things, whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, good, health, and weather

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on children

A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can never be spent.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on anger, beginning, and shame

Whate'er's begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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