Best quotes by the American Politician Benjamin Franklin

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
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Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
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He that can have patience can have what he will.
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
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If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
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Well done is better than well said.
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To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
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He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
  • Fortune

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
  • Experience

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
  • Planning

energy and persistence conquers all things
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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
  • Life

You may delay, but time will not.
  • Time

Nothing preaches better than the act.
  • Example

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
  • Expectation

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
  • Faith

Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.
  • Advice

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
  • Neglect

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
  • Anger

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
  • Death

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
  • Marriage

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
  • Enemy

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
  • Excuses

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
  • Shopping

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
  • Happiness

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
  • Authors

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
  • Ignorance


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Benjamin Franklin time quotes

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You may delay, but time will not.
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Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
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Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
  • Time

Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
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If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
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He that rises late must trot all day.
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Time is money.
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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.
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Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
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Benjamin Franklin marriage quotes

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Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
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One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
  • Marriage

Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
  • Marriage

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
  • Marriage

An undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
  • Marriage

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
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Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
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Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
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Benjamin Franklin happiness quotes

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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
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A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
  • Happiness

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.
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Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means -- either may do -- the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
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The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
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Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
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Benjamin Franklin wealth quotes

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He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.
  • Wealth

The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
  • Wealth

He who multiplies riches, multiplies cares.
  • Wealth

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
  • Wealth

If your riches are yours, why don't you take them with to the other world?
  • Wealth

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
  • Wealth

Industry, perseverance, and frugality make fortune yield.
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He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
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Benjamin Franklin ignorance quotes

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We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
  • Ignorance

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
  • Ignorance

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
  • Ignorance

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
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He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.
  • Ignorance

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on.
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The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
  • Sincerity

Well done, is better than well said.
  • Example

The things which hurt, instruct.
  • Learning

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
  • Identity



He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
  • Learning

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
  • Actions

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
  • DeceptionLying

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
  • Procrastination

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
  • Laziness

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
  • Habits

Read much, but not many books.
  • Reading

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
  • Wisdom

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
  • Persuasion

One today is worth two tomorrows.
  • Present

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
  • Reading

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
  • Sleep

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
  • Success

An old young man, will be a young old man.
  • Age

Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master.
  • Learning

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
  • Education

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
  • Wish

Energy and persistence alter all things.
  • Energy

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
  • Advice

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
  • Control

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
  • Secrets

Drive your business, let not your business drive you.
  • Business

I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
  • Enemy

Honesty is the best policy.
  • Honesty

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
  • Ignorance

Don't throw stones at your neighbors , if your own windows are glass.
  • Neighbors

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
  • Pleasure

If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend.
  • Secrets

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
  • Work

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
  • anger

What has become clear to you since we last met?
  • Discovery

To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.
  • Health

One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued.
  • Marriage

A small leak can sink a great ship
  • Things

The discontented man finds no easy chair.
  • Discontent

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
  • Doctors

Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.
  • Hate

Observe all men, thyself most.
  • Identity

Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
  • Judging

She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
  • Laughter

Laws too gentle, are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
  • Law

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
  • Running

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
  • Absence

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
  • Certainty

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
  • DeceptionLying

Let thy discontents be thy secrets.
  • Discontent

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.
  • Genius

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
  • Help

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
  • Ignorance

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
  • Insults

Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
  • Marriage

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
  • Pride

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
  • Service

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
  • Time

He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.
  • Wealth

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
  • Worry

Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes.
  • Future

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
  • Laziness

Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak.
  • Manners

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
  • Necessity

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
  • Opportunity

There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.
  • Plagiarism

Applause waits on success.
  • Recognition

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
  • Tact

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
  • against

Never confuse motion with action.
  • Actions

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
  • Genius

When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
  • Gratitude

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
  • Guests

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
  • Habits

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
  • Hope

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
  • Liberty

There are no gains without pains.
  • Pain

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
  • Poverty

He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
  • Procrastination

They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
  • Advice

When you're finished changing, you're finished.
  • Change

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.
  • Children

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.
  • Contentment

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
  • Contentment

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
  • Control

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
  • Desires

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
  • Humility

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
  • Ignorance

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.
  • Independence

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
  • Marriage

Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
  • Pessimism

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
  • Speeches

The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.
  • Wealth

Remember that credit is money.
  • Credit

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
  • Death

If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.
  • Debt

Our necessities never equal our wants.
  • Desires

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
  • Doctors

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
  • Faith

Most fools think they are only ignorant.
  • Fools

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones -- with ingratitude.
  • Gratitude

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
  • Greatness

A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
  • Happiness

Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.
  • Health

He's a fool that makes his doctor his heir.
  • Ignorance

Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't.
  • Knowledge

He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.
  • Labor

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
  • Laziness

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
  • Laziness

Creditors have better memories than debtors.
  • Memory

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
  • Money

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
  • Money

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.
  • Money

There never was a good war or a bad peace.
  • Peace

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
  • Pride

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.
  • Reputation

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
  • Rest

He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
  • Rest

To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
  • Suffering

Vice knows that she is ugly, so she puts on her mask.
  • Virtue


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