Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin, was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Franklin was a great author, politician, theorist, scientist, and inventor. He also founded first public library in America. and first fire department in Pennsylvania. Here I have collected some of the best Bejamin Franklin Quotes, hope you like them and learn from them.

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Benjamin Franklin

A place for everything, everything in its place.
Benjamin Franklin

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

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Benjamin Franklin

Applause waits on success.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Beauty and folly are old companions.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Benjamin Franklin

Fatigue is the best pillow.
Benjamin Franklin

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Benjamin Franklin

He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
Benjamin Franklin

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
Benjamin Franklin

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

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Benjamin Franklin

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
Benjamin Franklin

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

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Benjamin Franklin

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

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Benjamin Franklin

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

If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

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

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Benjamin Franklin

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Benjamin Franklin

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Benjamin Franklin

Our necessities never equal our wants.
Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember that credit is money.
Benjamin Franklin

She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
Benjamin Franklin

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Benjamin Franklin

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
Benjamin Franklin

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

There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Benjamin Franklin

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
Benjamin Franklin

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