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Benjamin Franklin

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"Would you live with ease? Do what you ought, not what you please." Morality 4.5 avg (8 votes)
"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." Motivation & Goals 4.4 avg (21 votes)
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." Politics 4.2 avg (21 votes)
"He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals." Pride 4.2 avg (25 votes)
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Reading, Writing 4.6 avg (28 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)
"Games lubricate the body and the mind." Sports 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"Never confuse motion with action." Success 4.7 avg (15 votes)
"To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible." Success 4.2 avg (6 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)
"Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." Success 4.6 avg (18 votes)
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Success 4.6 avg (66 votes)
"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions." Success 4.3 avg (15 votes)
"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." Talking 4.3 avg (7 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)
"Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning." Talking 4.5 avg (11 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)
"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of." Time 4.7 avg (20 votes)
"Lost time is never found again." Time 4.7 avg (36 votes)
"You may delay, but time will not." Time 4.6 avg (27 votes)

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