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Ben Franklin

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.
There are three faithful friends -- an old wife, an old dog, and ready mone
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
He that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
Do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.
Little strokes, Fell great oaks.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years, Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
With the old Almanack and the old Year, Leave thy old Vices, tho ever so dear.
Well done is better than well said.
Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
He that drinks his cider alone, let him catch his horse alone.
One good Husband is worth two good Wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his Portion.
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
Approve not of him who commends all you say.
The way to see by faith, is to shut the eye of reason.
A false friend and a shadow, attend only while the sun shines.
Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.
Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly.
Hunger is the best pickle.
Distrust & caution are the parents of security.
He is ill cloth'd, who is bare of Virtue.
Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog.
A great Empire, like a great Cake, is most easily diminished at the Edges.
Would you persuade, speak of Interest, not of Reason.
An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow.
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
There was never a good Knife made of bad Steel.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Fish and visitors stink after three days.
A country man between two lawyers, is like a fish between two cats.

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