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Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
by Benjamin Franklin

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

 

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- 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 all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new- hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade.
- William Shakespeare

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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