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He that rises late must trot all day.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Time and Time Management]

 

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If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Time and Time Management]

 

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Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Time and Time Management]

 

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Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Tomorrow]

 

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We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Unity]

 

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Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Vanity]

 

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Vice knows that she is ugly, so she puts on her mask.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Vice]

 

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They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Vigilance]

 

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God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Virtue]

 

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Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Want]

 

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Our necessities never equal our wants.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Want]

 

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What vast additions to the conveniences and comforts of living might mankind have acquired, if the money spent in wars had been employed in works of public utility; what an extension of agriculture even to the tops of our mountains; what rivers rendered navigable, or joined by canals; what bridges, aqueducts, new roads, and other public works, edifices, and improvements might not have been obtained by spending those millions in doing good, which in the last war have been spent in doing mischief.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [War]

 

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Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Waste]

 

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He that can have patience can have what he will.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Patience]

 

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He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Peace]

 

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There never was a good war or a bad peace.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Peace]

 

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If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Persuasion]

 

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Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Persuasion]

 

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He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Physicians]

 

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There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [Plagiarism]

 

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