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List H – Benjamin Franklin – Quotes


  1. Half a truth is often a great lie.

  2. Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

  3. He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.

  4. He that can have patience can have what he will.

  5. He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

  6. He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.

  7. He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

  8. He that has not got a wife is not yet a complete man.

  9. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

  10. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

  11. He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

  12. He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

  13. He that rises late must trot all day.

  14. He that sows thorns should never go barefoot.

  15. He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

  16. He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

  17. He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.

  18. He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

  19. He that’s secure is not safe.

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

  21. Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her.

  22. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?

  23. Honesty is the best policy.

  24. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

  25. Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.

  26. Hunger is the best pickle.

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