Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Half a truth is often a great lie.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
    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
  • “Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.”
    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
  • “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
    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
  • “I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beauty and folly are old companions.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.”
    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
  • “To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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