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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 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 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 desires, money, time, wealth, and words

In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is, 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 money and time

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Remember that time is money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Advice to Young Tradesmen., 1748. Writings.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money

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He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money and nature

Remember, that money is of the prolific, generating nature.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on money and nature

After getting the first hundred pounds, it is more easy to get the second, money itself being of a prolific nature.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on happiness and money

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. . . . The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on friendship, good, money, promises, and time

Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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