Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician and inventor. Wikipedia
Born: January 17, 1706, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of .
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it.
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
To be thrown upon one’s resources is to be cast into the lap of fortune.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
Today is yesterday’s pupil.
Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Well done is better than well said.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.