Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1746)
Observe all men; thy self most.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1740)
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1741)
Time is money.
Benjamin Franklin (Advice to a Young Tradesman, 1748)
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1758)
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1737)
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1758)
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735)
Fear not Death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1740)
Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1748)
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1753)
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1753)
Today is Yesterday's Pupil.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1751)
A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
Benjamin Franklin (Rules By Which A Great Empire May Be Reduced To A Small One, 1773)
Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1743)
Silence is not always sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1758)
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757)
Words may shew a man's wit, but actions his meaning.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1749)
There are three things extreamly hard. Steel, a diamond and to know one's self.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1750)


The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies, than the fool from his friends.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1749)
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1737)
Haste makes Waste.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1753)
All would live long, but none would be old.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1749)
He that resolves to mend hereafter, resolves not to mend now.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1745)
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733)
Nothing dries sooner than a tear.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757)
Success has ruined many men.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1752)
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
Benjamin Franklin (attributed)
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1747)
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Benjamin Franklin Biography

Born: January 17, 1706
Died: April 17, 1790

Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath. He had among many things, success in politics and science, he was also an revered inventor and writer.

Notable Works

Poor Richard's Almanack (1732 - 1758)
The Way to Wealth (1758)
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