Benjamin Franklin Quotes (733 Quotes)


    Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

    He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.



    It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.



    Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

    He that has neither fools, whores nor beggars among his kindred, is the son of a thunder-gust

    Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, supped with Infamy.


    I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her and not run about offering her amity to all the world and hazarding their refusal. . . .



    Drink Water, Put the Money in your Pocket, and leave the Dry-bellyach in the Punchbowl


    The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all doing nothing.

    There is much money given to be laught at, though the purchasers don't know it witness A's fine horse, and B's fine house

    If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.

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

    Singularity in the right hath ruined many happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.





    Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy And he that riseth late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.


    Up, sluggard, and waste not life in the grave will be sleeping enough

    He that hath a trade hath an estate he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor.

    Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou canst.

    The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.


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