Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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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.
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Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
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 thrift  money  

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

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Anger and folly walk cheek by jole.
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Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
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Fish and visitors smell in three days.
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 guests  

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The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
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He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.
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He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
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If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.
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