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Benjamin Franklin

Author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 – 1790)


Be civil to all; serviceable to many: familiar with few;
friend to one; enemy to none.”

“Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.”

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”

“Fish and visitors smell in three days.”

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

“At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.”

“A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.”

“Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody”

“Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”

“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong”

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.”

“He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed”

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

“Well done is better than well said.”