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Benjamin Franklin Quotes about Friendship
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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

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Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- 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]

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- 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

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

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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
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Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
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Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
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Slow but steady wins the race.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
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I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

Experience hath shown, that even
under the best forms of government,
those entrusted with power have,
in time, and by slow operations,
perverted it into tyranny.
- Thomas Jefferson

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe


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