Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." Benjamin Franklin


"I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody." Benjamin Franklin


"Fish and visitors smell in three days." Benjamin Franklin


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


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb." Benjamin Franklin


~One of Benjamin Franklins' quotes that is as
true today as it was in his time~

"In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires." Benjamin Franklin



"Fatigue is the best pillow." Benjamin Franklin


"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin


"Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessaties." Benjamin Franklin


"The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor." Benjamin Franklin


"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." Benjamin Franklin


"Well done is better than well said." Benjamin Franklin


"Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies." Benjamin Franklin


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." Benjamin Franklin


"For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail." Benjamin Franklin


"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin.


"He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines." Benjamin Franklin




~Wonderful Benjamin Franklin quote~
"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of the mind than on outward circumstances." Benjamin Franklin


"It is the will of God and nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; 'tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?" Benjamin Franklin


"Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter." Benjamin Franklin


"He that lives upon hope will die fasting." Benjamin Franklin


"When a man and a woman die, as poets sung, his heart is the last part that moves, her last, the tongue." 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


"Many estates are spent in the getting, since women for tea forsake spinning and knitting, and men for punch forsake hewing and splitting." Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin quote about war
"All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?" Benjamin Franklin


"'Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his." Benjamin Franklin


"How many observe Christ's birthday! How few his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments." Benjamin Franklin


"A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors." Benjamin Franklin


"Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing abatement." Benjamin Franklin


"Nothing is more fatal to health, than an over care of it." Benjamin Franklin


"They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent." Benjamin Franklin

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