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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on brothers, charm, children, family, friendship, good, holidays, home, laughter, mind, money, pleasure, reflection, rest, sister, temptation, understanding, and worth

When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth; put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure. This however was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, "Don't give too much for the whistle;" and I saved my money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: letter to Madame Brillon, Nov 10, 1779. —The Works of Benjamin Franklin, ed. J Sparks,1836

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on children and vices

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on children and obedience

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

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 Disraeli on authors, books, children, and motherhood

The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Speech, Nov. 19, 1870.

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A Quote by Barry Spilchuk on children, country, and good

The country clubs, the cars the boats,\ Your assets may be ample,\But the best inheritance\You can leave your kids\Is to be a good example.

Barry Spilchuk

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A Quote by Bart Barlow on children, photography, and time

Gardening can bring out the inner child, and sometimes, especially after all that time out in the hot sun, it can bring out the inner surrealist. When the urge comes over you to construct a zucchini zeppelin or a tomato truck, give in to your muse and then document [photograph] your masterpiece, preferably against an uncluttered background.

Bart Barlow

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A Quote by Barbara W. Winder on children and love

For me I feel close to the Savior when I can do in a small way for someone else, what He would do if He were there. In a way, that's what being an instrument in all about . . . to make it possible for His love to reach more of His children.

Barbara W. Winder

Source: quoting Mary Ellen Edmunds, Ensign, November 1985, p. 96., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Barbara McClintock on children, friendship, justice, and research

The geneticist Barbara McClintock once said of her research, I was just so interested in what I was doing I could hardly wait to get up in the morning and get at it. One of my friends, a geneticist, said I was a child, because only children can't wait to get up in the morning to get at what they want to do.

Barbara McClintock

Source: NAS Report on Being an Scientist, from ftp.nas.edu

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on children, justice, and kiss

I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell my children that, they just about throw up.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

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