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Benjamin Franklin

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"The first mistake in public business is the going into it." Business 3.5 avg (4 votes)
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." Wisdom 4.7 avg (13 votes)
"The doors of wisdom are never shut." Wisdom 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." America 4.7 avg (37 votes)
"The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing." Acting 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"So convienent a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do." Thinking 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." Talking 4.7 avg (15 votes)
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." Politics 4.2 avg (21 votes)
"Plough deep while sluggards sleep." Work 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"Never confuse motion with action." Success 4.7 avg (15 votes)
"Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; "Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith." Money 4.5 avg (20 votes)
"Money can help you to get medicines but not health. Money can help you to get soft pillows, but not sound sleep. Money can help you to get material comforts, but not eternal bliss. Money can help you to get ornaments, but not beauty. Money will help you to get an electric earphone, but not natural hearing. Attain the supreme wealth, wisdom, and you will have everything." Money, Wisdom 4.7 avg (17 votes)
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness." Marriage 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so." Debate 3.0 avg (2 votes)
"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." God 4.1 avg (22 votes)
"Lost time is never found again." Time 4.7 avg (36 votes)
"Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late." Age 4.4 avg (13 votes)
"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed." Laws 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." Marriage 4.6 avg (16 votes)

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