Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
    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
  • “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beauty and folly are old companions.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A place for everything, everything in its place.”
    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
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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