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Aphorisms from Benjamin Franklin

Posted by Adrian on October 14, 2003

Can someone explain to me these aphorisms from Benjamin Franklin please:
1- Things which hurt, instruct
2- There are no ugly loves nor handsome prisons.
3- To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.
4- Well done is better than well said.
5- Declaiming against pride is not always a sign of humility.
6- Necessity never made a good bargain.
7- The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
8- What you would seem to be, be really.
9- What is a butterfly? A caterpillar dressed.