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Little strokes,
by Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

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Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

A small leak can sink a great ship.
- Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things.
There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
- Benjamin Franklin

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief,
depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
- Benjamin Franklin

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
- Benjamin Franklin

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
- Benjamin Franklin

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
- Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes:
those that are immovable,
those that are movable, and those that move.
- Benjamin Franklin

Applause waits on success.
- Benjamin Franklin

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like
that of religion which binds us in partnership in the
serious work of the world.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
- Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
- Benjamin Franklin

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
- Benjamin Franklin

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray


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