Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American author, politician, philosopher, scientist
17 January 1706 — 17 April 1790

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I didn`t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.

Conceiving God to be the fountain of wisdom, I thought it right and necessary to solicit his assistance for obtaining it; to this end I formed the following little prayer, which was prefix`d to my tables of examination, for daily use: "O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me."

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

When you are finished changing, you`re finished.

God helps them that help themselves.

How many observe Christ`s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! `tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.

There never was a good War, or a bad Peace.

Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Well done is better than well said.

Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.

One today is worth two tomorrows.


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