Quotations from Poor Richard's Almanack 
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
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  • Little strokes, Fell great oaks.

  • Failure to prepare, is preparing to fail.

  • Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

  • Three good meals a day is bad living.

  • He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

  • Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

  • You cannot pick roses without fear of thorns.

  • Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.

  • Love your enemy for they tell you your faults.

    B.Franklin book photo (link: Autobiography)

  • A full belly makes a dull brain.

  • Doing an Injury puts you below your Enemy,
    Revenging one makes you but even with him;
    Forgiving it sets you above him.

  • Fish and visitors stink after three days.

  • A good example is the best sermon.

  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  • What thou would not have done to thee, do not the same good man to me.

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