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Benjamin Franklin

1706-1790. American statesman, scientist, philosopher and publisher.

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One today is worth two tomorrows.

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I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

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Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

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There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.

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Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.

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

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

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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

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Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

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