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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
QUOTATION: If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard, in The Home Book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 10th ed., p. 1054 (1967), and in The Home Book of American Quotations, ed. Bruce Bohle, p. 220 (1967). Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Knowledge