Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.”
    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
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    by 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.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There was never a good war, or a bad peace.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.”
    by 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.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beauty and folly are old companions.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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