Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Man (57 Quotes)


    Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.

    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.

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

    It is remarkable that soldiers by profession, men truly and unquestionably brave, seldom advise war but in cases of extreme necessity.

    It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth,


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

    Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

    The modesty in a sect is perhaps a singular instance in the history of mankind, every other sect supposing itself in a position of all truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some dist

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


    Kate would have Thomas, no one blame her can Tom won't have Kate, and who can blame the Man

    God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say 'This is my country.'

    On being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read.

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

    Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

    It's the easiest Thing in the World for a Man to deceive himself.

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


    The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.



    Think how great a proportion of mankind, consists of weak and ignorant men and women, and of inexperienced youth of both sexes, who have need of the motives of religion to restrain them from vice, to support their virtue, and retain them in the pract



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

    Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.

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

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

    Like a man travelling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the road he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, though in truth he is as much in the fog as any of them.



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