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Benjamin Franklin

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"He that cannot obey, cannot command." Miscellaneous 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"He does not possess wealth; it possesses him." Money 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"Half a truth is often a great lie." Truth & Lies 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine." Education, Genius 4.6 avg (20 votes)
"Games lubricate the body and the mind." Sports 4.3 avg (7 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)
"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)
"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)
"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other." Experience 4.4 avg (12 votes)
"Even peace may be purchased at too high a price." War & Peace 4.1 avg (15 votes)
"Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure." Time 3.3 avg (3 votes)
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Reading, Writing 4.6 avg (28 votes)
"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)
"Drive thy business or it will drive thee." Business 2.3 avg (3 votes)
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of." Time 4.7 avg (20 votes)
"Diligence is the mother of good luck." Work 4.6 avg (5 votes)
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." Democracy 4.6 avg (93 votes)
"Creditors have better memories than debtors." Money 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Success 4.6 avg (66 votes)
"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." Success 4.6 avg (18 votes)

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