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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on day

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A penny saved is twopence dear; A pin a day 's a groat a year.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Hints to those that would be Rich (1736).

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on day

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On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable: A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Wit, Wisdom, and Foibles of the Great, by C. Shriner.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on day, fortune, and good

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 9

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on college, day, education, enemies, good, hunger, life, men, and nations

Franklin told of something which had happened at Lancaster in Pennsylvania at a treaty between the Six Nations and Virginia in 1744. The Virginia commissioners offered to take six Indian boys and educate them at the college in Williamsburg. The Indians, after politely waiting till the next day, declined the offer. Their young men who had gone to college in the northern provinces had come back "bad runners, ignorant of every means of living in the woods, unable to bear either cold or hunger, knew neither how to build a cabin, take a deer, or kill an enemy, spoke our languages imperfectly, were therefore neither fit for warriors, hunters, or counselors; they were totally good for nothing." But the Indians would take a dozen Virginia boys and educate them properly in the forest.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Carl Van Doren’s Benjamin Franklin

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on cheerfulness, day, good, idleness, men, and work

When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Autobiography, ch 10

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on day

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Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on action, day, money, and work

The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or at nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at the billiard-table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on day and life

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But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day, and the race a life.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

Source: Sybil. Book i. Chap. ii.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on day and women

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It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Every woman should marry - and no man

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Benito Mussolini on day and people

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Fortunately the Italian people is not habituated to eating several times a day.

Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945)

Source: speech, Chamber of Deputies, December 12, 1930

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