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Benjamin Franklin – Death and taxes

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Benjamin FranklinOur new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin   (1706-1790)

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Benjamin Franklin – All human situations have inconveniences

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Benjamin FranklinAll human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.

Benjamin Franklin   (1706-1790)

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Benjamin Franklin – Expensive, vain, and useless fashion of jewels

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Benjamin FranklinThe King of France’s picture set with four hundred and eight diamonds, I give to my daughter Sarah Bache requesting however that she would not form any of those diamonds into ornaments either for herself or daughters and thereby introduce or countenance the expensive, vain, and useless fashion of wearing jewels in this country.

Benjamin Franklin   (1706-1790)

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