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The Wit and Wisdom of Ben Franklin

A few great quotes from Ben Franklin for the long weekend:

 

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

 

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

 

“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”

 

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.”

 

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

 

“Good sense is a thing all need, few have, and none think they want.”

 

“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

 

“Well done is better than well said.”

 

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain–and most fools do.”

 

“Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked and never mended well.”

 

“Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.”

 

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”

 

“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.”