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

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- 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

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


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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

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


 

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

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- 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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- 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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most 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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One minute you're in the lunchroom at Glenwood High
and you ... blink and you're 40,
you blink again and you can see movies
at half price on a senior citizen's pass.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, or to put it more accurately,
ask not for whom the toilet flushes.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz


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