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  1. A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.” — Benjamin Franklin
  2. A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.” — Benjamin Franklin
  3. A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.” — Benjamin Franklin
  4. A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” — Benjamin Franklin
  5. A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.” — Benjamin Franklin
  6. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” — Benjamin Franklin
  7. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.” — Benjamin Franklin
  8. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” — Benjamin Franklin
  9. A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” — Benjamin Franklin
  10. A penny saved is a penny earned.” — Benjamin Franklin
  11. A penny saved is two pence clear.” — Benjamin Franklin
  12. A place for everything, everything in its place.” — Benjamin Franklin
  13. Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.” — Benjamin Franklin
  14. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” — Benjamin Franklin
  15. All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.” — Benjamin Franklin
  16. All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.” — Benjamin Franklin
  17. An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow.” — Benjamin Franklin
  18. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin
  19. And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.” —Benjamin Franklin
  20. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” — Benjamin Franklin
  21. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” — Benjamin Franklin
  22. Applause waits on success.” — Benjamin Franklin
  23. As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.” — Benjamin Franklin
  24. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.” — Benjamin Franklin
  25. At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.” — Benjamin Franklin

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