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Ben Franklin Quotes Quiz

Fill the blanks in these quotes and proverbs popularized by Ben Franklin.
Some quotes paraphrased
Ben Franklin is not the original author of all these quotes
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First submittedNovember 24, 2010
Last updatedJuly 7, 2013
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Quote or Proverb
A penny saved is a penny earned
Nothing is certain but death and taxes
God helps those who help themselves
Haste makes waste
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults
Fish and visitors stink in three days
Time is money
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately
Beer is living proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing
He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas
There was never a good war or a bad peace
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level 77
Jul 11, 2013
I tried "enemy" for enemies and a few other things before giving up. I've heard the quote about giving up liberty for the sake of security will deserve neither and lose both a bit differently- tried security at first but did eventually guess safety.
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level 76
Sep 21, 2015
Same here. I heard several of these quotes used in the movie, "1776".
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level 36
Jul 11, 2013
You should add the end of the quote "He who would give up a little liberty for a little temporary safety will deserve neither and lose both."
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level 61
Jan 2, 2017
Hence, The Patriot Act.
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level 76
Sep 12, 2017
Wikipedia: "[Franklin's] efforts proved vital for the American Revolution in securing shipments of crucial munitions from France." What in the world did Franklin want with munitions, if there's no such thing as a good war?
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level 75
Jan 26, 2018
I imagine he'd have preferred a peaceful settlement, but us English were unlikely to grant one to the Americans. Very clever chap Mr Franklin.
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level 78
Jul 30, 2018
Of course there are no good wars, but sometime there are necessary wars. Would you prefer to live under a regime controlled by Pol Pot or fight for your life, your family, and their future? I'm not comparing King George to Pol Pot. He was just the first extreme dictator that came to mind.
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level 45
Dec 4, 2018
I would consider adding the noteworthy "fart proudly". (He did write an essay to a whole academy, after all!)