82+ EXCLUSIVE Benjamin Franklin Quotes That Are So True

Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was scientist, inventor, political theorist, philanthropist, humorist, and civic activist. He was also famous for his investigations into electricity and for writing ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack.’ Best Benjamin Franklin quotes will make you wiser, instantly inspire you and brighten up your life.

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

Honesty is the best policy. Benjamin Franklin

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria. Benjamin Franklin

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin

When you are finished changing, you’re finished. Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. Benjamin Franklin

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

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts! Benjamin Franklin

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. Benjamin Franklin

Genius without education is like silver in the mine. 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

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin

I am for doing good to the poor, but I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. Benjamin Franklin

The only thing that is more expensive than education is ignorance. Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his. 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

Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read. Benjamin Franklin

Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. 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

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

When you’re testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet. Ben Franklin

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin

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

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin

To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends. Benjamin Franklin

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

One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. Benjamin Franklin

In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by Faith, but by the Lack of it. Ben Franklin

Speak little, do much. Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. Benjamin Franklin

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. 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

My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Flesh eating is unprovoked murder. Benjamin Franklin

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

We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. Benjamin Franklin

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

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin

I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well administred; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administred for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other. Benjamin Franklin

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

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity. Benjamin Franklin

Security without liberty is called prison. Benjamin Franklin

Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow. Ben Franklin

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin

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

In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.  Benjamin Franklin

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

To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin

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

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