Who Said It: James Franco or Ben Franklin?

James Franco of Spider-Man and General Hospital fame has an unusual way with words. Sure, he can come off as pretentious, but he also has his moments of wisdom. In fact, he's not unlike Ben Franklin, the founding father also known for his quips. Can you tell whether the quotes in this quiz came from the inventor of the bifocals or the future Oscar host?

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Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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For whatever reason, I have an emotional life that wants to come out.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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[Wine is] constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
4 of 12

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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I don't know what he thinks he is, or why he thinks he exists. I guess in some lives lived, no one tells you what to be, and so you be nothing. In the olden days you were born into it, all decisions made, and you farmed until you died, or cleaned the royal toilets.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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Success has ruined many a man.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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I don't even like to sleep - I feel as if there's too much to do.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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I think for a while I was seeking out that heroic kind of role, and it’s hard to find that outside the military realm.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
10 of 12

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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If all goes according to plan, it will definitely be weird. But is it art?

James Franco
Ben Franklin
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What is the use of a new-born child?

James Franco
Ben Franklin