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Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
by Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- 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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Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- 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


 

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]

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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- 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

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau


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