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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
We must all hang together, or we will surely all hang separately.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absented myself from Christian assemblies.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Time is the stuff life is made of.