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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was an American statesman. He has also been known as "the First American". He was a very important person in the American Revolution and helped make the Thirteen Colonies one nation.

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Lost time is never found again.


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It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.


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He that can have patience can have what he will.


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Half a truth is often a great lie.


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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.


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Well done is better than well said.


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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.


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It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.


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Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.


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Honesty is the best policy.


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Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.


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He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.


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Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.


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


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We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.


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The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.


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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.


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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.


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


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Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.


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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.


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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.


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Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.


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


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I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

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