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Quotations by Benjamin Franklin

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

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.

A man is sometimes more generous when he has but a little money than when he has plenty, perhaps through fear of being thought to have but little.

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

A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.

A small leak can sink a great ship.

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.