Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “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
  • “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
  • “In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.”
    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
  • “Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”
    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
  • “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    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 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
  • “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.”
    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

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