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Benjamin Franklin Quotes
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
You may delay, but time will not.
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years.Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
You may delay, but time will not.
Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Make haste slowly.
Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.
A soft tongue may strike hard.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
Famous Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Hunger never saw bad bread.
Men and melons are hard to know.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Look before, or you’ll find yourself behind.
The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet every one has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbour.
Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Hot things, sharp things, sweet things, old thingsAll rot the teeth, and make them look like old things.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Health
A full belly makes a dull brain.
Dine with little, sup with less,Do better still – sleep supperless.
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Don’t misinform your doctor nor your lawyer.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Never confuse motion with action.
Keep your mouth wet, feet dry.
Eat to live, and not live to eat.
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.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Wisdom
Observe all men, thyself most.
He’s a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Hard Work
Industry need not wish.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Cut off all unnecessary actions.
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
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.
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Success
“Honesty is the best policy.” –Benjamin Franklin
“Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”― Benjamin Franklin
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”- Benjamin Franklin
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – 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
“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
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”― Benjamin Franklin
“When you are finished changing, you’re finished.”― Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Education
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”― Benjamin Franklin
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”― Benjamin Franklin
“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”― Benjamin Franklin
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
“The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Quotes On Freedom And Liberty
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”― Benjamin Franklin
“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.”― Benjamin Franklin
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”― Benjamin Franklin
“If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“Security without liberty is called prison.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Inspirational Benjamin Franklin Quotes
“Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.”― Benjamin Franklin
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”― Benjamin Franklin
“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. ” ― Benjamin Franklin
“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“You only have the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.” ― Ben Franklin
“He that speaks much, is much mistaken.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“The best way to see faith is to shut the eye of Reason.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” ― Benjamin Franklin
“Don’t cry over spilled milk” ― Ben Franklin
“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.” ― Benjamin Franklin