Benjamin Franklin Quotes (733 Quotes)

    One Man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than every body else.

    When you speak to a man, look on his eyes when he speaks to thee, look on his mouth.

    I know not which lives more unnatural lives, Obeying husbands, or commanding wives.

    They who have nothing to trouble them, will be troubled at nothing.

    Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

    In other men we faults can spy, And blame the mote that dims their eye Each little speck and blemish find To our own stronger errors blind.

    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.

    By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.

    A Ship under sail and a big-bellied Woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common

    Timothy was so learned he could name a horse in 9 languages, and bought a cow to ride on.

    Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.

    If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle Are you then your own master Be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is much to be done for yourself, your family, your relations, and your country

    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

    It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.

    Good counsel failing men can give, for why He that's aground knows where the shoal doth lie

    Bright as the day and as the morning fair, Such Cloe is, common as the air.

    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'

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