Famous Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

Famous Quotes By Benjamin Franklin
Famous Quotes By Benjamin Franklin
  1. A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
  2. A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
  3. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
  4. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
  5. A place for everything, everything in its place.
  6. 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.
  7. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
  8. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
  9. Applause waits on success.
  10. At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty, the wit and at forty, the judgment.
  11. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
  12. Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
  13. Beauty and folly are old companions.
  14. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
  15. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
  16. Beware the hobby that eats.
  17. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
  18. Content makes poor men rich discontent makes rich men poor.
  19. Diligence is the mother of good luck.
  20. Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
  21. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
  22. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
  23. Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
  24. Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
  25. Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
  26. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
  27. Fatigue is the best pillow.
  28. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
  29. Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
  30. God helps those who help themselves.
  31. God works wonders now and then Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
  32. Half a truth is often a great lie.
  33. He that can have patience can have what he will.
  34. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
  35. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
  36. He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
  37. 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.
  38. He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
  39. He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
  40. Honesty is the best policy.
  41. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
  42. Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
  43. Hunger is the best pickle.
  44. 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.
  45. I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
  46. I saw few die of hunger of eating, a hundred thousand.
  47. I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
  48. 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.
  49. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
  50. If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
  51. If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
  52. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
  53. In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
  54. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
  55. 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.
  56. It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
  57. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
  58. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
  59. Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed too severe, seldom executed.
  60. Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
  61. Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
  62. Lost time is never found again.
  63. Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
  64. Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
  65. 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.
  66. Necessity never made a good bargain.
  67. Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
  68. Observe all men, thyself most.
  69. Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
  70. Remember that credit is money.
  71. Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
  72. Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
  73. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
  74. The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
  75. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
  76. The doors of wisdom are never shut.
  77. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
  78. The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
  79. The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
  80. The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
  81. The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
  82. The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
  83. There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
  84. There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
  85. There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
  86. There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
  87. 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.
  88. Time is money.
  89. To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
  90. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
  91. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
  92. Well done is better than well said.
  93. Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
  94. When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
  95. Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
  96. Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
  97. Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
  98. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
  99. Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
  100. You may delay, but time will not.
  101. Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

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