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.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.