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A little neglect may breed great mischief. ...
by Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

 

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

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.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
- Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns;
at thirty, the wit;
and at forty, the judgment.
- Benjamin Franklin

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
- Benjamin Franklin

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Most truths are so naked
that people feel sorry for them
and cover them up,
at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus


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