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Well done is better than well said. ...
by Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
- 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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- 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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

You're already a bastard.
Might as well be an enlightened one.
- the movie Simon Birch

Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.
- Tom Lehrer

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

You may as well laugh at life,
because it's certainly laughing at you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
- Mark Twain

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own instinct.
Your mistakes might as well be your own,
instead of someone else's.
- Billy Wilder

The length of this document defends it well
against the risk of its being read.
- Winston Churchill

I find that principles have no real force
except when one is well fed.
- Mark Twain

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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