Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was an American inventor, journalist, printer, diplomat, and statesman.
Found 275 thoughts of Benjamin Franklin

If you have something to do tomorrow, do it today.

Benjamin Franklin

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.

Benjamin Franklin

Don't throw stones at your neighbours, if your own windows are glass.

Benjamin Franklin

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

The nearest way to come at glory, is to do that for conscience which we do for glory.

Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Many complain of their memory, few of their judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.

Benjamin Franklin

Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.

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

He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no man so bad, but he secretly respects the good.

Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Benjamin Franklin

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

Benjamin Franklin

Those things that hurt, instruct.

Benjamin Franklin

Applause waits on success.

Benjamin Franklin

At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.

Benjamin Franklin

Historians relate, not so much what is done, as what they would have believed.

Benjamin Franklin

Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well.

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