Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.”
    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
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
    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
  • “A place for everything, everything in its place.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
    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
  • “Beware the hobby that eats.”
    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
  • “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The first mistake in public business is the going into it.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beauty and folly are old companions.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “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 was never a good war, or a bad peace.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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