70 Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin

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70 Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin. Here are the best Benjamin Franklin quotes to read that will positively inspire you. Benjamin Franklin is a great American author, polymath, politician, diplomat, statesman, and one of the founding fathers of the United States. May these quotes by Benjamin Franklin inspire you from his words of wisdom that can be useful to you in your everyday life. Share these quotes from Benjamin Franklin with your friends, family, and loved ones to inspire them as well.

Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



1. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



2. Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



3. When you are finished changing, you’re finished. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



4. The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



5. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



6. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



7. Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



8. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



9. When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



10. A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



11. Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



12. Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



13. Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



14. Never ruin an apology with an excuse. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



15. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



16. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



17. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



18. If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



19. Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



20. I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



21. The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



22. The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



23. Security without liberty is called prison. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



24. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.  – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



25. When the well is dry, we know the worth of water. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



26. To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



27. Those things that hurt, instruct. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



28. Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



29. Fools make feasts and wise men eat them. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



30. Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



31. Words may show a man’s wit, actions his meaning. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



32. You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



33. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



34. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



35. A good example is the best sermon. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



36. Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



37. So convenient a thing to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



38. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don’t have brains enough to be honest. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



39. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



40. Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



41. Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



42. Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



43. All the little money that ever came into my hands was ever laid out in books. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



44. To cease to think creatively is to cease to live. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



45. For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



46. A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



47. When the well is dry we know the value of water. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



48. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



49. Critics are our friends, they show us our faults. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



50. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



51. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



52. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



53. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



54. To all apparent beauties blind, each blemish strikes an envious mind. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



55. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



56. He that speaks much, is much mistaken. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



57. He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



58. Thinking aloud is a habit which is responsible for most of mankind’s misery. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



59. The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



60. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



61. He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



62. He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



63. Clean your Finger, before you point at my Spots. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



64. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



65. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



66. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



67. He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



68. There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



69. It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous. – Benjamin Franklin




Famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Franklin



70. Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin

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