If a man could have just half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
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A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1758, Preface: Courteous Reader
To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote.
Search others for virtues, thyself for thy vices.
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
Source: Draper's Book of Quotations . . . by Edythe Draper, 1992.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Sept. 1758.
There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Source: Letter to Josiah Quincy, 11 Sept. 1783
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Well done is better than well said.
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