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They who can give up essential liberty
by Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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


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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

Give a man one rabbit, and he will eat for a day;
give a man two rabbits, and he will
feed his family and his neighbors
and return you 64,768 rabbits in change.
- Anonymous

You'll live to be a hundred if you give up
all the things that make you want to.
- the movie Interiors

Oh, you weak, beautiful people
who give up with such grace.
What you need is someone to take hold of you -
gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
- Tennessee Williams

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
- Confucius

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give the right man two fishes and some bread,
and he will feed the world;
give the wrong man two fishes and some bread
and he will invent the fast-food fish sandwich.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- Anonymous

Give me the luxuries of life
and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I know that God made the whole world in 4004 BC.
I know because my preacher told me. He's a good man.
He's even saving up all the money we give him
to go to bible college someday.
- Anonymous Humor

If at first you don't succeed,
try, try, and try again.
Then give up.
There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

Every spirit makes its house,
and we can give a shrewd guess
from the house to the inhabitant.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
- Winston Churchill

I give thanks for both my bloom and my thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu


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