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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
QUOTATION: I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may
work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he
first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments
that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan
his sole study and business.
QUOTATION: Every accent, every emphasis, every modulation of voice, was
so perfectly well turned and well placed, that, without being interested
in the subject, one could not help being pleased with the discourse; a
pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece
of music. This is an advantage itinerant preachers have over those who
are stationary, as the latter can not well improve their delivery of a
sermon by so many rehearsals.
QUOTATION: Like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some distance
before him on the road he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those
behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him
all appears clear, though in truth he is as much in the fog as any of
QUOTATION: The Great Spirit, who made all things, made every thing for
some use, and whatever use he designed anything for, that use it should
always be put to. Now, when he made rum, he said Let this be for
the Indians to get drunk with, and it must be so.
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