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Greatest Benjamin Franklin Quotes

The Best Benjamin Franklin Quotes, including funny and inspirational quotes By Benjamin Franklin. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” 

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Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 

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

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Benjamin Franklin

I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girl friends.
Benjamin Franklin

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin

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

Benjamin Franklin

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
Benjamin Franklin

I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Benjamin Franklin

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

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
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Experience is a dear teacher, and only fools will learn from no other.
Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Benjamin Franklin

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
Benjamin Franklin

Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.
Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Benjamin Franklin

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Benjamin Franklin

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
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Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Benjamin Franklin

A small leak can sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

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

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions
Benjamin Franklin quotes

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

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin

And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
Benjamin Franklin quotes

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Benjamin Franklin

He that rises late must trot all day.
Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn
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Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Benjamin Franklin

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

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
Benjamin Franklin

The discontented man finds no easy chair.
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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.
Benjamin Franklin

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

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
Benjamin Franklin

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin

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

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
Benjamin Franklin

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