Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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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.

— Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

— Benjamin Franklin

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

— Benjamin Franklin

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every new year find you a better man.

— Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

— Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

— Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of .

— Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

— Benjamin Franklin

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

— Benjamin Franklin

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.

— Benjamin Franklin

If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.

— Benjamin Franklin

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it.

— Benjamin Franklin

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

— Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

— Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

— Benjamin Franklin

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

— Benjamin Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

— Benjamin Franklin

To be thrown upon one’s resources is to be cast into the lap of fortune.

— Benjamin Franklin

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

— Benjamin Franklin

Today is yesterday’s pupil.

— Benjamin Franklin

Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship.

— Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.

— Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

— Benjamin Franklin

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

— Benjamin Franklin

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

— Benjamin Franklin