Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones: when will mankind be convinced of this, and agree to settle their differences?
Benjamin Franklin (Letter to Mrs. Hewson, 1783)
He that best understands the World, least likes it.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1753)
He that rises late must trot all day.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1742)
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1758)
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1749)
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1749)
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1736)
The way to be safe, is never to be secure.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1757)
Plough deep, while Sluggards sleep, and you shall have Corn to sell and keep.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1758)
He that cannot beat with other peoples passions, cannot govern his own.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1747)
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1755)
Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738)
What's given shines,
What's receiv'd is rusty.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735)
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack)
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin (Letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789)
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735)
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Benjamin Franklin (The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams, 1786)
He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1736)
Eat to live, and not live to eat.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733 - This quote is most likely derived from a similar by Moliere)
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738)
A man that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1734)
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1736)
Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1743)
Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1737)
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1747)
Humility makes great men twice honourable.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735)
If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1749)
He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books.
Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard's Almanack, 1737)
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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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