Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

Benjamin Franklin on motivational
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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.

Benjamin Franklin on neighbors
224

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin on involve
205

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin on motivational
199

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Benjamin Franklin on patience
171

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin on attitude
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There are three faithful friends an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin on education
169

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Benjamin Franklin on passion
132

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.

Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

Benjamin Franklin on gun
127

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Benjamin Franklin on success
126

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

Benjamin Franklin on fortune
100

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin on planning
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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

About Benjamin Franklin

Name Benjamin Franklin
Quotes 357 quotes
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday January 17, 1706
About Benjamin Franklin was a writer, a philosopher, a scientist, a politician, a patriot, a Founding Father, an inventor, and publisher. He helped with the founding of the United States of America and changed the world with his discoveries about electricity. His writings such as Poor Richards' Almanac have provided wisdom for 17 years to the colonies.
Top topics people, life, made, world, business

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

Benjamin Franklin on experience
79

energy and persistence conquers all things

Benjamin Franklin on inspirational
66

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

Benjamin Franklin on learning
56

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

Benjamin Franklin on life
53

You may delay, but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin on time
48

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

Benjamin Franklin on expectation
46
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To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.

Nothing preaches better than the act.

Benjamin Franklin on preaches
46

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

Benjamin Franklin on faith
42

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin on anger
35

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

Benjamin Franklin on death
34

A little neglect may breed great mischief.

Benjamin Franklin on neglect
34

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

Benjamin Franklin on marriage
33
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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.

Benjamin Franklin on enemy
29

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin on authors
27

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

Benjamin Franklin on shopping
26

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

Benjamin Franklin on happiness
26

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

Benjamin Franklin on excuses
26

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

Benjamin Franklin on ignorance
24
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Lost time is never found again.

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin on sincerity
24

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

Benjamin Franklin on identity
24

The things which hurt, instruct.

Benjamin Franklin on learning
23

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

Benjamin Franklin on deceptionlying
23

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin on procrastination
22

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

Benjamin Franklin on actions
22
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Little strokes, fell great oaks.

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

Benjamin Franklin on sleep
19

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

Benjamin Franklin on reading
19

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Benjamin Franklin on laziness
19

Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.

Benjamin Franklin on service
18

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Benjamin Franklin on present
18

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Benjamin Franklin on wisdom
18

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

Benjamin Franklin on habits
18

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

Benjamin Franklin on wishes
17

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

Benjamin Franklin on persuasion
17

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

Benjamin Franklin on success
17

Read much, but not many books.

Benjamin Franklin on reading
17

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

Benjamin Franklin on learning
16

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

Benjamin Franklin on age
15

Honesty is the best policy.

Benjamin Franklin on honesty
14