136 Golden Quotes by American Polymath Benjamin Franklin

Collection of most interesting and golden quotes by American polymath Benjamin Franklin.

He was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading writer, printer, political philosopher, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

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Best Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns at thirty the wit and at forty the judgment.

— Benjamin Franklin

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.

— Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

— Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason but seldom with a good one.

— Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is the most natural state of man and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.

— Benjamin Franklin

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.

— Benjamin Franklin

Beauty and folly are old companions.

— Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

— Benjamin Franklin

Honesty is the best policy.

— Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern having much business on their hands do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom but forced by the occasion.

— Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.

— Benjamin Franklin

Fatigue is the best pillow.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern having much business on their hands do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom but forced by the occasion.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults or resolution enough to mend them.

— Benjamin Franklin

I saw few die of hunger of eating a hundred thousand.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

— Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

— Benjamin Franklin

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

— Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school but fools will learn in no other.

— Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

— Benjamin Franklin

In the affairs of this world men are saved not by faith but by the want of it.

— Benjamin Franklin

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.

— Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

— Benjamin Franklin

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

— Benjamin Franklin

Beware the hobby that eats.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend slower in changing.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

— Benjamin Franklin

God helps those who help themselves.

— Benjamin Franklin

God works wonders now and then Behold a lawyer an honest man.

— Benjamin Franklin

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

— Benjamin Franklin

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

— Benjamin Franklin

Do good to your friends to keep them to your enemies to win them.

— Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

— Benjamin Franklin

Speak ill of no man but speak all the good you know of everybody.

— Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason but seldom with a good one.

— Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

— 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

Each year one vicious habit discarded in time might make the worst of us good.

— Benjamin Franklin

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.

— Benjamin Franklin

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.

— Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.

— Benjamin Franklin

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed too severe seldom executed.

— 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

Half a truth is often a great lie.

— Benjamin Franklin

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.

— Benjamin Franklin

A great empire like a great cake is most easily diminished at the edges.

— Benjamin Franklin

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

— Benjamin Franklin

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

— Benjamin Franklin

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.

— Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

— Benjamin Franklin

The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

— Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy nor will it there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

— Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is the most natural state of man and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

— Benjamin Franklin

A place for everything everything in its place.

— Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

— Benjamin Franklin

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

— Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

— Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

— Benjamin Franklin

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.

— Benjamin Franklin

To lengthen thy life lessen thy meals.

— Benjamin Franklin

If you would be loved love and be loveable.

— Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

— Benjamin Franklin

Where there’s marriage without love there will be love without marriage.

— Benjamin Franklin

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

— Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage half shut afterwards.

— Benjamin Franklin

Where there’s marriage without love there will be love without marriage.

— Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is the most natural state of man and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.

— Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.

— Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich discontent makes rich men poor.

— Benjamin Franklin

Observe all men thyself most.

— Benjamin Franklin

In the affairs of this world men are saved not by faith but by the want of it.

— Benjamin Franklin

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.

— Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy nor will it there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

There are three faithful friends – an old wife an old dog and ready money.

— Benjamin Franklin

Time is money.

— Benjamin Franklin

If you would know the value of money go and try to borrow some.

— Benjamin Franklin

Remember that credit is money.

— Benjamin Franklin

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

— Benjamin Franklin

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it I get up.

— Benjamin Franklin

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.

— Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.

— Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.

— Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy nor will it there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

— Benjamin Franklin

In general mankind since the improvement of cookery eats twice as much as nature requires.

— Benjamin Franklin

He that can have patience can have what he will.

— Benjamin Franklin

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

— Benjamin Franklin

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

— 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

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

— Benjamin Franklin

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

— Benjamin Franklin

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people with respect to our political interests than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Applause waits on success.

— Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.

— Benjamin Franklin

Time is money.

— Benjamin Franklin

You may delay but time will not.

— Benjamin Franklin

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

— Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

— Benjamin Franklin

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

— Benjamin Franklin

Each year one vicious habit discarded in time might make the worst of us good.

— Benjamin Franklin

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

— Benjamin Franklin

If time be of all things the most precious wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

— Benjamin Franklin

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

— Benjamin Franklin

Employ thy time well if thou meanest to gain leisure.

— Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.

— Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

— 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

Honesty is the best policy.

— Benjamin Franklin

There are three faithful friends – an old wife an old dog and ready money.

— Benjamin Franklin

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

— Benjamin Franklin

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

— Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern having much business on their hands do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom but forced by the occasion.

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

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

— Benjamin Franklin

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

— Benjamin Franklin

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

— Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.

— Benjamin Franklin

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