From Poor Richard's Almanac

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1. Necessity never made good bargain.
2. The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
3. When the well is dry we know the worth of the water.
4. The three hardest things in the world are steel, diamonds, and to understand yourself.
5. A true friend is the best possession.
6. As pride increases, fortune declines.
7. The proud hate pride, in others
8. Married at leisure, repent in haste. Some may find these words misplaced: married in haste, repent at leisure.
9. Oh simple man! As a child you were given two precious gifts: time and good advice. One you have lost, and the other thrown away.
10. More men have been made slaves by their wealth, than have been freed by it.
11. The things that hurt, instruct.
12. Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults.

Poor Richards Almanack
 by Benjamin Franklin

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