Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin (US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 – 1790))

  • “The doors of wisdom are never shut.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Well done is better than well said.”
    by 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.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
    by 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.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Necessity never made a good bargain.”
    by 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.”
    by 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.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Hunger is the best pickle.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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