Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on success

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Applause waits on success.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on action and opposites

When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one - then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and canceling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on advice

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Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good, habits, and time

Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

When befriended, remember it: When you befriend, forget it.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on borrowing

He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on lies

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Here Skugg lies snug As a bug in a rug.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley, September, 1772.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on happiness and virtue

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: On Early Marriages, Writings

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on business and driving

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

All would live long, but none would be old.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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