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

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- 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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Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- 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


 

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

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- 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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper
is that your guests are so pleased
to feel how very much better they are.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am trying to own my own opinions
and offer what I know as an option,
just as I would present a tray of appetizers for my guests.
Here are several choices that I have created -
if one looks good you are welcome to take it.
In other words, I am training myself to say,
"May I tell you how it is for me?"
When I ask the question, it means waiting
for the invitation to share.
It also means being prepared for my friend to say,
"No." They don't want to know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute -
only the last couple seconds are fatal,
but most people are scared to death the whole way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed ma hair.
- the movie The Cabin in the Cotton

One cannot have everything the way he would like it.
A man has no business to be depressed by a disappointment,
anyway; he ought to make up his mind to get even.
- Mark Twain

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes
in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

If I had known what it would be like to have it all -
I might have been willing to settle for less.
- Lily Tomlin

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is like an hourglass,
with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

Husbands should be like Kleenex:
soft, strong, and disposable.
- the movie Clue (1985)

A honeymoon should be like a table:
four bare legs and no drawers.
- Anonymous

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)


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