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Why does a hearse horse snicker, hauling a lawyer away?

Ben Franklin


VII. Certain bodies can pass through solid walls painted to resemble tunnel entrances; others cannot. This trompe l'oeil inconsistency has baffled generations, but at least it is known that whoever paints an entrance on a wall's surface to

Franklin Ben


History is nothing but a collection of fables and useless trifles, cluttered up with a mass of unnecessary figures and proper names.

Franklin Ben


Television is now so desperately hungry for material that it is scraping the top of the barrel.

Franklin Ben


This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.

Franklin Benjamin


Chance is perhaps the work of God when He did not want to sign.

Franklin Benjamin


You k'n hide de fier, but w'at you gwine do wid de smoke?

Franklin Benjamin


We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold.

Franklin Benjamin


With all the talent around, it's sort of amazing that a woman could be up here with us.

Franklin Benjamin


My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Franklin Benjamin


One of your most ancient writers, a historian named Herodotus, tells of a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: in one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns. The other prisoners wa

Franklin Benjamin


Recently deceased blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan "comes to" after his death. He sees Jimi Hendrix sitting next to him, tuning his guitar. "Holy cow," he thinks to himself, "this guy is my idol." Over at the microphone, about to sing, are Jim Mo

Franklin Benjamin


"Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I'd rather lie around. No contest."

Franklin Benjamin


If reporters don't know that truth is plural, they ought to be lawyers.

Franklin Benjamin





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The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.
Chesterson Gilbert K.

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