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Motivational Franklin Quotes

May these quotes about Franklin inspire and motivate you.

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

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

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

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- 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

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

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

To reach a port, we must sail -
sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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]

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish
there was less immaturity in political thinking.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The school is the last expenditure upon which America
should be willing to economize.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

Hunger is the best pickle.
- Benjamin Franklin


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