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Benjamin Franklin

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"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." God 4.3 avg (11 votes)
"I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old." Age 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"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?" God 4.5 avg (45 votes)
"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand." Food 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"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." Religion 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"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 4.4 avg (13 votes)
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him." Education 4.5 avg (10 votes)
"If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty." Beauty, Love 4.4 avg (22 votes)
"If you would be loved, love and be lovable." Love 4.3 avg (19 votes)
"If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect." Miscellaneous 4.4 avg (8 votes)
"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Government 4.6 avg (22 votes)
"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." Virtue 4.2 avg (9 votes)
"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." Miscellaneous 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards." Marriage 4.6 avg (16 votes)
"Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed." Laws 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late." Age 4.4 avg (13 votes)
"Lost time is never found again." Time 4.7 avg (36 votes)
"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." God 4.1 avg (22 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)
"Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness." Marriage 3.7 avg (3 votes)

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