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It is a great confidence in a friend
by Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
- 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

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Hey, Marge. Isn't it great being married
to someone who's recklessly impulsive?
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll


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