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For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
by 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

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

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


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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- 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

Here's a toast to your new bride who has everything a girl
could want in her life, except for good taste in men.
- Anonymous

I feel the need to express something,
but I don't know what it is I want to express.
- the movie Interiors

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

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

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

You'll live to be a hundred if you give up
all the things that make you want to.
- the movie Interiors

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Whenever I date a guy, I think,
"Is this the man I want my children
to spend their weekends with?"
- Rita Rudner

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage
is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Dan Stanford

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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