Half a truth is often a great lie.
Quote by Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
God helps those who help themselves.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Hunger is the best pickle.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
Applause waits on success.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God's identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it's the truth.
What is especially important is addressing the question of how religion can be enforced through political means and what can be done to create a political environment that, on the one hand, acknowledges the role of religion in society, while on the other hand does not impose one religion on the populace at the expense of all others.
Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.