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Benjamin Franklin

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

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If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.

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An old young man, will be a young old man.

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If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

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When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.

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He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

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If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.

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If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

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Honesty is the best policy.

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Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones -- with ingratitude.

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It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.

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