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Benjamin Franklin

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"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society." Children 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Reading, Writing 4.6 avg (28 votes)
"Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure." Time 3.3 avg (3 votes)
"Even peace may be purchased at too high a price." War & Peace 4.1 avg (15 votes)
"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other." Experience 4.4 avg (12 votes)
"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." Experience 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail." Success 4.4 avg (74 votes)
"Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature." Freedom 4.6 avg (19 votes)
"Games lubricate the body and the mind." Sports 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine." Education, Genius 4.6 avg (20 votes)
"Half a truth is often a great lie." Truth & Lies 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"He does not possess wealth; it possesses him." Money 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"He that cannot obey, cannot command." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals." Pride 4.2 avg (25 votes)
"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money." Money 4.2 avg (9 votes)
"He that lives upon hope will die fasting." Hope 4.2 avg (19 votes)
"He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees." War & Peace 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (16 votes)
"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments." Christianity, Christmas 4.7 avg (20 votes)
"I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." Luck, Work 4.3 avg (26 votes)

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