Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Time (18 Quotes)


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

    Each year, one vicious habit rooted in time ought to make the worst man good.

    You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.

    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,



    Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time might make the worst man good throughout.

    Lost time is never found again and what we call time enough, always proves little enough.


    My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is, never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences with Providence

    Remember this saying, The good payer is lord of another man's purse. He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare.


    He that idly loses 5 s. worth of time, loses 5 s. might as prudently throw 5 s. in the River.

    I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof I see of this truththat God governs the affairs of men.


    It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its People one tenth Part of their Time, to be employed in its Service.

    Again, He that sells upon Credit, asks a Price for what he sells, equivalent to the Principal and Interest of his Money for the Time he is like to be kept out of it therefore

    Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.

    Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.


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