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Benjamin Franklin
January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.


There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.


When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.


He that speaks much, is much mistaken.


A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.


One today is worth two tomorrows.


Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.


Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.


Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.


He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.


Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.


Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.


If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.


Energy and persistence conquer all things.


Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.


If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.


Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.


Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.


I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.


Hunger is the best pickle.


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