Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on genius and patience

Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on passion and reason

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on honor, profit, and trade

He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Correct Quotes for DOS, WordStar International, 1991.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on life and women

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Ben Franklin was a little stout later in life and it was said that in Paris a young woman, tapping him on his protruding abdomen, said,"Dr. Franklin, if this were on a woman, we'd know what to think." And Franklin replied,"Half an hour ago, Mademoiselle, it was on a woman, and now what do you think?"

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Hines File

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on absence, faults, and present

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuses.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on mistakes

The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all - doing nothing.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on advice, men, and needs

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on guests, men, and weather

After three days men grow weary, of a wench , a guest, and weather rainy.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1733

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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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