Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on fortune

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He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac, Sept. 1758.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on good, peace, and war

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to Josiah Quincy, 11 Sept. 1783

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money and time

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Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on certainty, sincerity, and truth

Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native lustre about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on dogs

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Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on daughters and wives

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Remark to John Hancock at the signing of Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money

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The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on diligence, laziness, leisure, and time

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard's Almanack

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin

Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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