Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Well done is better than well said.”
    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
  • “Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Hunger is the best pickle.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
    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
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
    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
  • “Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
    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
  • “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

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