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

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- 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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Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- 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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

What you seem to be, be really.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends
is that three out of four murders
are committed by people who know the victim.
- George Carlin

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
- Mark Twain

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

Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands?
And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
- John Lennon

When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton


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