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Aphorisms from Benjamin Franklin

Posted by Ron boellner on October 24, 2003

In Reply to: 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.