Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Necessity never made a good bargain.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
    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
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    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
  • “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
    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
  • “Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.”
    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
  • “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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