Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
    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
  • “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
    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
  • “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
  • “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A place for everything, everything in its place.”
    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
  • “Hunger is the best pickle.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Necessity never made a good bargain.”
    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
  • “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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