Benjamin Franklin Quotes

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.

Work Quotes, Wonder Quotes

The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Wisdom Quotes

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

Wisdom Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Ignorance Quotes


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.

Wisdom Quotes, Business Quotes, Trouble Quotes

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.

War Quotes

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

Vice Quotes, War Quotes

In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

Rich Quotes, Travel Quotes, Vision Quotes

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Trouble Quotes

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.

Idleness Quotes, Trouble Quotes, Spring Quotes

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.

Change Quotes, Important Quotes, Experience Quotes, Opinion Quotes, Thought Quotes

We must all hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately

Teamwork Quotes

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Taxes Quotes, Death Quotes

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Talent Quotes

Applause waits on success.

Success Quotes

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Success Quotes, Achievement Quotes

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.

Sorrow Quotes

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

Accounting Quotes, Silence Quotes

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

Trust Quotes, Parents Quotes, Security Quotes

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.

Circumstances Quotes, Respect Quotes, Heaven Quotes

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

Courage Quotes, Resolution Quotes

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

Reputation Quotes

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.

Partnership Quotes, Work Quotes, Religion Quotes

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.

Rebellion Quotes

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Practice Quotes

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Rich Quotes, Passion Quotes, Power Quotes

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.

Opinion Quotes, Poverty Quotes

When you're finished changing, you're finished.

Change Quotes, Positive Thinking Quotes

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn

Personal Growth Quotes

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Energy Quotes, Persistence Quotes

He that can have patience can have what he will.

Patience Quotes

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Passion Quotes

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

Opinion Quotes, Money Quotes

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest

Off to College Quotes, Graduation Quotes, Knowledge Quotes

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.

Happiness Quotes, Money Quotes, Nature Quotes

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

Nature Quotes

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.

Failure Quotes, Fear Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

Food Quotes, Mind Quotes

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

Mind Quotes

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

Mind Quotes

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

Memories Quotes

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Marriage Quotes

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

Marriage Quotes, Love Quotes

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.

Marriage Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Luck Quotes

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Lawyers Quotes

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

Injustice Quotes, Law Quotes

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

Kindness Quotes

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Age Quotes, Judgment Quotes

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Ignorance Quotes

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Hope Quotes

4 Top Benjamin Franklin quotes about Worth

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Worth Quotes

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.

Worth Quotes

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Worth Quotes

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

Habit Quotes, Worth Quotes

4 Famous Benjamin Franklin quotes about Wealth

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Health Quotes, Wealth Quotes

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.

Rich Quotes, Wealth Quotes

He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.

Wealth Quotes

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

Wealth Quotes

6 Popular Benjamin Franklin quotes about Time Management

You delay‚ but time will not.

Time Management Quotes

Time lost is never found again.

Time Management Quotes

Time is money.

Time Management Quotes

Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.

Time Management Quotes

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Time Management Quotes

Dost thou love life' Then do not squander time‚ for that's the stuff that life is made of.

Time Management Quotes

6 Amazing Benjamin Franklin quotes about Money

Time is money.

Money Quotes

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

Faith Quotes, Money Quotes

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

Money Quotes

Remember that credit is money.

Money Quotes

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.

Money Quotes

Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.

Money Quotes

6 Awesome Benjamin Franklin quotes about Men

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.

Men Quotes

Observe all men, thyself most.

Men Quotes

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Advice Quotes, Men Quotes

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Rich Quotes, Men Quotes

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.

Faith Quotes, Men Quotes

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

Heart Quotes, Men Quotes

4 Best Benjamin Franklin quotes about Love

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Love Quotes

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.

Love Quotes

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Time Quotes

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Love Quotes, God Quotes

4 Top Benjamin Franklin quotes about Life

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Life Quotes

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

Life Quotes

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.

Life Quotes, Beginning Quotes

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

Life Quotes, Laziness Quotes

4 Famous Benjamin Franklin quotes about Work

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.

Work Quotes

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.

Work Quotes

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Work Quotes

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

Work Quotes

9 Popular Benjamin Franklin quotes about Time

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.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

Time Quotes

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.

Time Quotes

Lost time is never found again.

Time Quotes

You may delay, but time will not.

Time Quotes

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

Great Quotes, Time Quotes

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.

Time Quotes, Habit Quotes

7 Amazing Benjamin Franklin quotes about Great

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Great Quotes

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.

Great Quotes

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

Great Quotes

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.

Great Quotes

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.

Great Quotes

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.

Great Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Gratitude Quotes

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Great Quotes, Truth Quotes