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If there were a school for, say, sheet metal workers, that after three years left its graduates as unprepared for their careers as does law school, it would be closed down in a minute, and no doubt by lawyers.

Ben Franklin


XLI: The more one produces, the less one gets. XLII: Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing. XLIII: Hardware works best when it matters the least. XLIV: Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a we

Franklin Ben


A word to the wise is enough.

Franklin Ben


We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.

Franklin Ben


You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.

Franklin Benjamin


The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

Franklin Benjamin


"Well, it's garish, ugly, and derelicts have used it for a toilet. The rides are dilapidated to the point of being lethal, and could easily maim or kill innocent little children." "Oh, so you don't like it?" "Don't like it? I'm CRAZY for it."

Franklin Benjamin


There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Franklin Benjamin


To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

Franklin Benjamin


Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.

Franklin Benjamin


Before you ask more questions, think about whether you really want to know the answers.

Franklin Benjamin


Well, the handwriting is on the floor.

Franklin Benjamin


In breeding cattle you need one bull for every twenty-five cows, unless the cows are known sluts.

Franklin Benjamin


Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Franklin Benjamin





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