The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Quote by Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Beware the hobby that eats.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
You may delay, but time will not.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
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.
Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.
One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don't believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I'd hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
My sisters have been baptized and my dad is a deacon at his church now. Sadly my mother passed away but what I can say is that the Jehovah Witnesses took very good care of her up until she died.