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Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin

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"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Liberty 4.9 avg (246 votes)
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Comedy 4.8 avg (345 votes)
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Liberty 4.8 avg (162 votes)
"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (18 votes)
"Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage." Marriage 4.8 avg (24 votes)
"Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." America 4.7 avg (37 votes)
"Well done is better than well said." Work 4.7 avg (62 votes)
"Money can help you to get medicines but not health. Money can help you to get soft pillows, but not sound sleep. Money can help you to get material comforts, but not eternal bliss. Money can help you to get ornaments, but not beauty. Money will help you to get an electric earphone, but not natural hearing. Attain the supreme wealth, wisdom, and you will have everything." Money, Wisdom 4.7 avg (17 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)
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." Wisdom 4.7 avg (13 votes)
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (16 votes)
"Never confuse motion with action." Success 4.7 avg (15 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)
"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (18 votes)
"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it." Love 4.7 avg (23 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)
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Reading, Writing 4.6 avg (28 votes)
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." Anger 4.6 avg (25 votes)


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