Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Life, Education, Success, Liberty, and Wealth.
Those that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.
There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.
God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fees.
A fat kitchen makes a lean will.
Be not sick too late, nor well too soon.
Fear to do ill, and you need fear naught else.
The most trifling actions of a man, in my opinion, as well as the smallest features and lineaments of the face give a nice observer some notion of his mind.
He that’s content, hath enough; He that complains has too much
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Speak little, do much.
He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking.
Women are books, and men the readers be…
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
In the Affairs of this World, Men are saved, not by faith, but by the Lack of it.
When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
The ancients tell us what is best, but we must learn of the moderns what is fittest.
Would you live with ease, do what you ought and not what you please.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
To the generous mind, the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Hide not your talents; they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?
Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack.
I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.
Having been poor is no shame; being ashamed of it is.
He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.
Employ your time well, if you mean to get leisure.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
Words may show a man’s wit, actions his meaning.
Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow.
Never confuse Motion with Action.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
I didn’t fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Tell me, and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, involve me, and I learn.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
You may delay, but time will not.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Security without liberty is called prison.
It seems to me that if statesmen had a little more arithmetic or were accustomed to calculation, wars would be much less frequent.
No nation was ever ruined by trade.
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
When there is so much to be done for yourself, your family, and your country, be up by peep of day! Let not the sun look down and say, ‘Inglorious here he lies!
We need a revolution every 200 years because all governments become stale and corrupt after 200 years.
Our opinions are not in our own power; they are formed and governed much by circumstances that are often as inexplicable as they are irresistible.
Where liberty is, there is my country.
When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.