Benjamin Franklin quotes

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I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance ...
Ça ira. (It will go its own way.)
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life ...
Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with ...
That which resembles most living one's life over again, seems to be to recall all the circumstances of it; and, to render this rem ...
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but ...
A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of ...
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into ...
I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if h ...
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