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Benjamin Franklin quotes

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Well done is better than well said.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

A place for everything, everything in its place.

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

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.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.