Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
    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
  • “Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Half a truth is often a great lie.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “The doors of wisdom are never shut.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There was never a good war, or a bad peace.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beauty and folly are old companions.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Fatigue is the best pillow.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    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

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