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Benjamin Franklin Quotes:- Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman.

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston in what was then known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. And died on April 17, 1790, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the home of his daughter, Sarah Bache.

Inspirational Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”-Benjamin Franklin


“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”-Benjamin Franklin


“You may delay, but time will not.”-Benjamin Franklin

“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”-Benjamin Franklin


“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.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Hunger is the best pickle.”-Benjamin Franklin


“It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.”-Benjamin Franklin


“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”-Benjamin Franklin


“All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.”-Benjamin Franklin

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”-Benjamin Franklin

Famous Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterward.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”-Benjamin Franklin

“Games lubricate the body and the mind.”-Benjamin Franklin


“A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.”-Benjamin Franklin


“He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Creditors have better memories than debtors.”-Benjamin Franklin


“I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.”-Benjamin Franklin

Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.”-Benjamin Franklin

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, the expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.”-Benjamin Franklin


“I should have no objection to going over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”-Benjamin Franklin


“The discontented man finds no easy chair.”-Benjamin Franklin


“At twenty years of age, the will reign; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”-Benjamin Franklin


“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.”-Benjamin Franklin

“Beware the hobby that eats.”-Benjamin Franklin

Greatest Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”-Benjamin Franklin


“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.”-Benjamin Franklin


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


“Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?”-Benjamin Franklin


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


“It is much easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy those that follow.”-Benjamin Franklin


“It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.”-Benjamin Franklin


“He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.”-Benjamin Franklin


“In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.”-Benjamin Franklin

Powerful Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Honesty is the best policy.”-Benjamin Franklin


“When men and women die, as poets sang, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue.”-Benjamin Franklin


“God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man”-Benjamin Franklin


“Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.”-Benjamin Franklin


“If time is of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Our necessities never equal our wants.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.”-Benjamin Franklin


“If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.”-Benjamin Franklin

Top Benjamin Franklin Quotes

“Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”-Benjamin Franklin


“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.”-Benjamin Franklin


“I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”-Benjamin Franklin


“In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.”-Benjamin Franklin


“She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.”-Benjamin Franklin


“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.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.”-Benjamin Franklin


“Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.”-Benjamin Franklin


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


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


“God helps those who help themselves.”-Benjamin Franklin