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Quotes by Ben Franklin - (53 quotes)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Activity category:

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Advice category:

He that won't be counselled can't be helped. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Advice category:

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Attitude category:

If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent's good will. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Authority category:

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Business category:

Beware of little expenses: A small leak will sink a great ship. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Change category:

When you're finished changing, you're finished. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Criticism category:

Clean your finger before you point at my spots. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Desire category:

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Drunkenness category:

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Drunkenness category:

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Editing category:

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Education category:

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Failure category:

I didn't fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Fire category:

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

Benjamin Franklin - From the Freedom category:

People who are willing to give up freedom for the sake of short term security, deserve neither freedom nor security. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Friendship category:

There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Friendship category:

Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Genius category:

Genius without education is like silver in the mine. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Happiness category:

In order to be happy you need a good dog, a good woman, and ready money. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Happiness category:

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Happiness category:

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

Benjamin Franklin - From the Health category:

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Humanity category:

All humanity is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move! (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Humility category:

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Insecurity category:

Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Knowledge category:

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Knowledge category:

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Life category:

Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Life category:

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Money category:

If you'd know the value of money, go and borrow some. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Movement category:

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

Benjamin Franklin - From the Obligation category:

Think of these things: whence you came, where you are going, and to whom you must account. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Passion category:

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Patience category:

He that can have patience can have what he will. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Peace category:

Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Planning category:

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Pleasure category:

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

Benjamin Franklin - From the Preparation category:

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Procrastination category:

You may delay, but time will not. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Quotations category:

Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Sleep category:

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Studio category:

Keep your shop and your shop will keep you. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Talent category:

Hide not your talents, they for use were made, / What's a sundial in the shade? (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Thinking category:

If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Time category:

Remember that time is money. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Vanity category:

Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Wisdom category:

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

Benjamin Franklin - From the Words category:

Well done is better than well said. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Words category:

Here comes the orator! with his flood of words, and his drop of reason. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Work category:

Plough deep while sluggards sleep. (Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin - From the Worry category:

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

Benjamin Franklin - From the Writing category:

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. (Benjamin Franklin)