Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. – Benjamin Franklin

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

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not. – Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. – Benjamin Franklin

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing. – Benjamin Franklin

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

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. – Benjamin Franklin

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. – Benjamin Franklin

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned – Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. – Benjamin Franklin

He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. – Benjamin Franklin

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

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Drive thy business or it will drive thee. – Benjamin Franklin

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. – Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. – Benjamin Franklin

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

If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

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

How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts! – Benjamin Franklin

There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time. – Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. – Benjamin Franklin

A friend in need is a friend indeed! – Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from every one. – Benjamin Franklin

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. – Benjamin Franklin

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. – Benjamin Franklin

Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. – Benjamin Franklin

Employ your time well, if you mean to get leisure. – Benjamin Franklin

We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! – Benjamin Franklin

Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. – Benjamin Franklin

Take it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. – Benjamin Franklin

Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries. – Benjamin Franklin

When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet. – Benjamin Franklin

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. – Benjamin Franklin

Creditors have better memories than debtors. – Benjamin Franklin

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. – Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. – Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade? – Benjamin Franklin

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. – Benjamin Franklin

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. – Benjamin Franklin

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. – Benjamin Franklin