Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) is best known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States who never served as president but was a respected inventor, publisher, scientist.
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If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
You can do anything you set your mind to.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Life's Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Friendship increases by visiting friends but visiting seldom.
There are no gains without pains.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Applause waits on success.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgement.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
A true friend is the best Possession.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.
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