Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

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

  • “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A place for everything, everything in its place.”
    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 of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
    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
  • “Necessity never made a good bargain.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Hunger is the best pickle.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Well done is better than well said.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”
    by Benjamin Franklin

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