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  1. Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” — Benjamin Franklin
  2. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
  3. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin
  4. The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.” — Benjamin Franklin
  5. The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.” — Benjamin Franklin
  6. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” — Benjamin Franklin
  7. The discontented man finds no easy chair.” — Benjamin Franklin
  8. The doors of wisdom are never shut.” — Benjamin Franklin
  9. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” — Benjamin Franklin
  10. The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.” — Benjamin Franklin
  11. The first mistake in public business is the going into it.” — Benjamin Franklin
  12. The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.” — Benjamin Franklin
  13. The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.” —Benjamin Franklin
  14. The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.” — Benjamin Franklin
  15. The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.” — Benjamin Franklin
  16. The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.” — Benjamin Franklin
  17. There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.” — Benjamin Franklin
  18. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” — Benjamin Franklin
  19. There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.” —Benjamin Franklin
  20. There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man’s making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands.” — Benjamin Franklin
  21. There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.” — Benjamin Franklin
  22. There never was a good war or a bad peace.” — Benjamin Franklin
  23. There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.” — Benjamin Franklin
  24. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” —Benjamin Franklin
  25. Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.” — Benjamin Franklin
  26. Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.” — Benjamin Franklin
  27. Those that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.” — Benjamin Franklin
  28. Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.” — Benjamin Franklin
  29. Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” — Benjamin Franklin
  30. Time is money.” — Benjamin Franklin
  31. To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.” — Benjamin Franklin
  32. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” — Benjamin Franklin
  33. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” — Benjamin Franklin
  34. Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.” — Benjamin Franklin
  35. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.” — Benjamin Franklin
  36. Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.” — Benjamin Franklin

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