Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There was never a good war, or a bad peace.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”
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  • “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”
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  • “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
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  • “A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.”
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  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
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  • “To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
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  • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The first mistake in public business is the going into it.”
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  • “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
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  • “Necessity never made a good bargain.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Well done is better than well said.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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