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Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
by Benjamin Franklin

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin


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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin


 

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
- Benjamin Franklin

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

If life is a bowl of cherries, then what am I doing in the pits?
- Erma Bombeck

Anyone can do any amount of work
provided it isn't the work
he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
- Robert Benchley

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
he always declares that it's his duty.
- George Bernard Shaw

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)


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