Benjamin Franklin Quotes
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Wise men ... learn by others' harms, fools scarcely by their own.
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.
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Historians relate not so much what is done as what they would have believed.
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
Before God we are all equally wise-equally foolish.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.