Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Life

A list of Benjamin Franklin quotes: Mr. Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the US as well as a great inventor and an improver of things. Many know him as the guy who flew a kite with a key attached to it during a lightning storm. Many people carry a picture of him in his wallet but not because they actually know him but because his face is on the $100 bill.

 

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

 

“Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

 

“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”

 

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

 

“A small leak can sink a great ship.”

 

“A penny saved is a penny earned.”

 

“There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.”

 

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

 

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”

 

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

 

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

 

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

 

“Time is money.”

 

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

 

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

 

“All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.”

 

“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”

 

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”

 

“Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes.”

 

“Well done is better than well said.”

 

“When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?”

 

“A place for everything, everything in its place.”

 

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

 

“Beauty and folly are old companions.”

 

“If you desire many things, many things will seem few.”

 

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”

 

“One today is worth two tomorrows.”

 

“The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.”

 

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”

 

“Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.”

 

“Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.”

 

“A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.”

 

“Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.”

 

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”

 

“Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.”

 

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”

 

“Applause waits on success.”

 

“As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.”

 

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

 

“We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.”

 

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.”

 

“Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.”

 

“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

 

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”

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