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Ben Franklin Quotes Quiz

Fill the blanks in these quotes and proverbs invented or popularized by Ben Franklin.
Some quotes paraphrased
Ben Franklin is not the original author of all these quotes
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Last updated: April 3, 2020
First submittedNovember 24, 2010
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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
Half of the truth is often a great lie
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 and lose both
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody,
there would be very little printed
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 78
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 77
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 78
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 76
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!)
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Level 45
Feb 21, 2020
Greatest president in US history......he was so humble to never mention his inventions of freedom and electricity.
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Level 74
Apr 4, 2020
He wasn't president of the US...

Edit: Oh, inventions of freedom and electricity... you're joking aren't you
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Level 80
Apr 4, 2020
I'm pretty sure the beer one is total internet fakery.
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Level ∞
Apr 5, 2020
Here's the full and accurate quote:
We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards; there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
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Level 71
Apr 5, 2020
The man was a partier -- loved the ladies and drink. Don't let his influence in the founding of the country delude you into thinking he was a solemn man. Don't fall into the trap that many people do that think alcohol and carousing is something only their generation does. For centuries before we were born people have been loving their alcohol and were the "cool kids" of their time.