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For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
by 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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- 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

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

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- 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

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- 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]

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

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

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

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

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar


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