Benjamin Franklin Quotes on Wisdom & Knowledge (25 Quotes)


    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.

    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,







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

    Cold cunning come from the north But cunning sans wisdom is nothing worth.



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

    A word to the wise is enough, and many words wont fill a bushel.


    In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.

    Can grave and formal pass for wise, When Men the solemn Owl despise

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

    I am about courting a girl I have had but little acquaintance with. How shall I come to a knowledge of her faults, and whether she has the virtues I imagine she has Answer. Commend her among her female acquaintances.

    Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.


    The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.

    A Man of Knowledge like a rich Soil, feeds If not a world of Corn, a world of Weeds.


    In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise, The greatest may fall, and the lowest may rise But insolent People that fall in disgrace, Are wretched and no-body pities their Case.

    Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.


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