Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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.

In wine there is wisdom, in beer, there is Freedom, in the water there are bacteria.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

You may delay, but time will not.

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

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

If you would know the value of money, go try to borrow some; for he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

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

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

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

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

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Well done is better than well said.

Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.

He that can have patience can have what he will.

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

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

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

Drive thy business or it will drive thee.

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

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

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

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

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

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.

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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

There are two ways to increase your wealth. Increase your means or decrease your wants. The best is to do both at the same time.

Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.

A friend in need is a friend indeed!

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.

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

Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.

Employ your time well, if you mean to get leisure.

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

Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.

Take it from Richard, poor and lame, what’s begun in anger ends in shame.

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

Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries.

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

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

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

He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude when it is not in our power to repay it.

Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

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