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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

I hope you find these Benjamin Franklin Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Cute Whimsey

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin


 

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin


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A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

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

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- 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.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
- Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that would fish, must venture his bait.
- Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
revenging one make you but even with him;
forgiving it sets you above him.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

One good Husband is worth two good Wives;
for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never has there been a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

There was never a good war or a bad peace.
- Benjamin Franklin

Love your Neighbor; yet don't pull down your Hedge.
- Benjamin Franklin

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crazy is walking down the street
with half a cantaloupe on your head,
muttering; "I'm a hamster, I'm a hamster."
- the movie Spy Hard (1996)

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)


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