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If a man empties his purse into his head,
by 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

Related topics: Wisdom Lesson Education

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- 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

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

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

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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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei


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