Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
    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
  • “There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”
    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
  • “Beauty and folly are old companions.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
    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
  • “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Fatigue is the best pillow.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Applause waits on success.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A place for everything, everything in its place.”
    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
  • “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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