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Benjamin Franklin's quotes
"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them."
"It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous."
"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
"If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect."
"If you would be loved, love and be lovable."
"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty."
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him."
"I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up."
Life & Death
"I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue. The scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined on what we thought but what we did."
"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand."
"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God Governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?"
"I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old."
"I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it."
"I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments."
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade."
"He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees."
War & Peace
"He that lives upon hope will die fasting."
"He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money."
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals."
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