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    That Quantity that is sufficient, the Stomach can perfectly concoct and digest, and it sufficeth the due Nourishment of the Body.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: body 
     
    Use now and then a little Exercise a quarter of an Hour before Meals, as to swing a Weight, or swing your Arms about with a small Weight in each Hand; to leap, or the like, for that stirs the Muscles of the Breast.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    Many dishes many diseases, Many medicines few cures.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: medicine 
     
    Eat few suppers, and you'll need few medicines.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: medicine 
     
    Hunger never saw bad bread.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: hunger  bad 
     
    My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: healthy 
     
    The foundation of all happiness in thinking rightly.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    In order to be happy you need a good dog, a good woman, and ready money.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: women  dog  money 
     
    What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it… Happiness springs immediately from the mind.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: happiness  health  live  mind 
     
    Whenever we attempt to mend the scheme of Providence and to interfere in the Government of the world, we had need be very circumspect lest we do more harm than good.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: world  government 
     
    If any form of government is capable of making a nation happy, ours I think bids fair now for producing that effect. But after all much depends upon the people who are governed.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: people  government 
     
    Unless the Stream of their Importation could be turned... they will soon so outnumber us, that all the advantages we have, will not in my Opinion be able to preserve our Language, and even our Government will become precarious.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride and folly than we are taxed by government.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: government 
     
    I am a mortal enemy to arbitrary government and unlimited power.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    Friends are the true Sceptres of Princes.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: friends  true 
     
    No better relation than a prudent and faithful friend.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: friends 
     
    A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: friends  father 
     
    Make use of your friends by being of use to them.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: friends 
     
    Freedom of speech is the great bulwark of liberty; they prosper and die together: And it is the terror of traitors and oppressors, and a barrier against them. It produces excellent writers, and encourages men of fine genius.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: men  freedom  encourage  die  speech  genius 
     
    Nothing brings more pain than too much pleasure; nothing more bondage than too much liberty.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: pain  liberty 
     
    Visit your Aunt, but not every Day; and call at your Brother's, but not every night.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: night 
     
    Fear to do ill, and you need fear else.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: fear 
     
    He'll cheat without scruple, who can without fear.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: fear  hell 
     
    You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: fear  danger 
     
    An old man in a house is a good sign.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: men 
     
    Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: son  daughter 
     
    A policy of life insurance is the cheapest and safest mode of making a certain provision for one's family.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: daughter 
     
    Families ought to be noisy.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    The devil wipes his breech with poor folks' pride.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: devil  poor 
     
    If you, do what you should not, you must bear what you would not.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    Evil, as evil, can never be chosen; and though evil is often the effect of our own choice, yet we never desire it but under the appearance of an imaginary good.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: desires  evil  choice 
     
    Evils come not, then our fears are vain; And if they do fear but augments the pain.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: evil  fear  pain 
     
    Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one make you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    There is no little enemy.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    The nearest I can make it out, "Love your Enemies" means, "Hate your Friends"
    — Benjamin Franklin
    If you wou'd be reveng'd of your enemy, govern your self.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: enemies  self  enemy 
     
    Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.
    — Benjamin Franklin
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy 
     
    The only time a question should be asked is when all other possibilities of finding the answer for yourself have been eliminated.
    — Benjamin Franklin
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