Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Life (14 Quotes)


    Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life A man is not completely born till he has passed through death.

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


    Life with fools consists in drinking with the wise man, thinking.

    The good or ill hap of a good or ill life, is the good or ill choice of a good or ill wife.


    When I reflect, as I frequently do, upon the felicity I have enjoyed, I sometimes say to myself, that were the offer made me, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask, should be the privilege of an author, to correct in a second edition, certain errors of the first.


    A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.


    Ben Franklin was a little stout later in life and it was said that in Paris a young woman, tapping him on his protruding abdomen, said,'Dr. Franklin, if this were on a woman, we'd know what to think.' And Franklin replied,'Half an hour ago, Mademoiselle, it was on a woman, and now what do you think'

    If you wouldn't live long, live well for folly and wickedness shorten life.

    Rules of Health and long Life, and to preserve from Malignant Fevers, and Sickness in general.

    Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

    The next thing most like living ones life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.


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