Quotation Explorer - 'Benjamin Franklin'

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin
You may delay, but time will not. - Benjamin Franklin
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. - Benjamin Franklin
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. - Benjamin Franklin
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason. - Benjamin Franklin
Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin
After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy. - Benjamin Franklin
Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other. - Benjamin Franklin
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. - Benjamin Franklin
Nine men in ten are suicides. - Benjamin Franklin
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. - Benjamin Franklin
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Benjamin Franklin
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin
Our critics are our friends; they show us our faults. - Benjamin Franklin
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin
...as I am not fond of giving advice,having seldom seen it taken - Benjamin Franklin
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. - Benjamin Franklin
To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. - Benjamin Franklin
Critics are our friends, they tell us our faults. - Benjamin Franklin
Genius without education is like silver in the mine. - Benjamin Franklin
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. - Benjamin Franklin
Hide not your talents, they for use were made,What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin
Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. - Benjamin Franklin
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. - Benjamin Franklin
He that can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin
... a book indeed sometimes debauched me from my work.... - Benjamin Franklin
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. - Benjamin Franklin
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - 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 ruin an apology with an excuse. - Benjamin Franklin
Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. - Benjamin Franklin
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure. - Benjamin Franklin
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. - Benjamin Franklin
In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top. - Benjamin Franklin
Rules too soft are seldomly followed; rules too harsh are seldomly executed. - Benjamin Franklin
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. - Benjamin Franklin
Drive thy business or it will drive thee. - Benjamin Franklin
They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles. - Benjamin Franklin
Read much, but not many books. - Benjamin Franklin
Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead. - Benjamin Franklin
All would live long, but none would be old. - Benjamin Franklin
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. - 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
The first mistake in public business is the going into it. - Benjamin Franklin
To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote. - Benjamin Franklin
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely. - Benjamin Franklin
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. - Benjamin Franklin
If you would be loved, love and be lovable. - Benjamin Franklin
By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be growing old. - Benjamin Franklin
Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults. - Benjamin Franklin
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. - Benjamin Franklin
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. - 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
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail. - Benjamin Franklin
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. - 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
... I think this Law, by which I am punished, is both unreasonable in itself, and particularly severe... Polly Baker - Benjamin Franklin
I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives. - Benjamin Franklin
I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 different ways to do it wrong. - Benjamin Franklin
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. - Benjamin Franklin
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin
He that lives upon hope will die fasting. - Benjamin Franklin
He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees. - Benjamin Franklin
If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing. - Benjamin Franklin
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting, - Benjamin Franklin
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. - Benjamin Franklin
We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do. - Benjamin Franklin
A good conscience is a continual Christmas. - Benjamin Franklin
At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment. - Benjamin Franklin
The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. - Benjamin Franklin
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. - Benjamin Franklin
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin
Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. - Benjamin Franklin
The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything. - Benjamin Franklin
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. - Benjamin Franklin
Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the be. - Benjamin Franklin
Be not sick too late, nor well too soon - Benjamin Franklin
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. - Benjamin Franklin
Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. - Benjamin Franklin
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin Franklin
If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty. - Benjamin Franklin
He who can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts! - Benjamin Franklin
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. - Benjamin Franklin
I am in the prime of senility. - Benjamin Franklin
Take it from Richard, poor and lame, what's begun in anger ends in shame. - Benjamin Franklin
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned - Benjamin Franklin
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. - Benjamin Franklin
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse. - Benjamin Franklin
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade. - Benjamin Franklin
Think what you do when you run into debt; you give another power over your liberty. - Benjamin Franklin
An investment in knowledge still yields the best returns. - Benjamin Franklin
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. - Benjamin Franklin
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles. - Benjamin Franklin
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin Franklin
The Things which hurt, instruct. - Benjamin Franklin
If your head is wax, don't walk in the sun. - Benjamin Franklin
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. - Benjamin Franklin
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. - Benjamin Franklin
God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser. - Benjamin Franklin
Vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful. - Benjamin Franklin
Imitate Jesus and Socrates - Benjamin Franklin
For the best return on your money, pour your purse into your head. - Benjamin Franklin
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin
Lost time is never found again. - Benjamin Franklin
Distrust and caution are the parents of security. - Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgement. - Benjamin Franklin
Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. - Benjamin Franklin
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. - Benjamin Franklin
Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody. - Benjamin Franklin
All cats are gray in the dark. - Benjamin Franklin
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. Your have to catch up with it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. - Benjamin Franklin
He who multiplies riches multiplies cares. - Benjamin Franklin
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; to severe, seldom executed. - Benjamin Franklin
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first. - Benjamin Franklin
Early morning hath gold in its mouth. - Benjamin Franklin
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. - Benjamin Franklin
I believe I shall,in some shape or other,always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected. - Benjamin Franklin
We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin
We'll either hang together or we'll hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five. - Benjamin Franklin
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Benjamin Franklin
In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Benjamin Franklin
It's better to swim in the sea belowThan to swing in the air and feed the crow,Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol. - Benjamin Franklin
To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. - Benjamin Franklin
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of themselves. - Benjamin Franklin
He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom. - Benjamin Franklin
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. - 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
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. - Benjamin Franklin
Necessity never made a good bargain. - Benjamin Franklin
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. - Benjamin Franklin
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. - Benjamin Franklin
If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
Games lubricate the body and mind. - Benjamin Franklin
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his. - Benjamin Franklin
God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country." - Benjamin Franklin
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. - Benjamin Franklin
When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power. - Benjamin Franklin
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin
Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One. - Benjamin Franklin
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. - Benjamin Franklin
Dost thou love life? Than do not squander time, for it is the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
Tell me....And I Forget, Teach me.....And I Learn, Involve Me.....And I Remember. - Benjamin Franklin
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
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. - Benjamin Franklin
I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. - Benjamin Franklin
God heals, and the doctor takes the fee. - Benjamin Franklin
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin
He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else. - Benjamin Franklin
If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life. - Benjamin Franklin
He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. - Benjamin Franklin
I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. - Benjamin Franklin
Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price. - Benjamin Franklin
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended. - Benjamin Franklin
He is ill clothed that is bare of virtue. - Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. - Benjamin Franklin
The securest place is a prison cell, but there is no liberty - Benjamin Franklin
Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. - Benjamin Franklin
Wish not so much to live long as to live well. - Benjamin Franklin
Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. - Benjamin Franklin
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. - Benjamin Franklin
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. - Benjamin Franklin
Fish and visitors smell in three days. - Benjamin Franklin
Ohne Gedankenfreiheit gibt es keine Weisheit. Und ohne Redefreiheit keine öffentliche Freiheit. - Benjamin Franklin
Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all - Benjamin Franklin
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