Benjamin Franklin Quotes (733 Quotes)




    A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.

    He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

    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,






    Lawyers, Preachers, and Tomtits Eggs, there are more of them hatch'd than come to perfection

    Consider then, when you are tempted to buy any unnecessary Housholdstuff, or any superfluous thing, whether you will be willing to pay Interest, and Interest upon Interest for it as long as you live and more if it grows worse by using

    To be humble to Superiors is Duty, to Equals Courtesy, to Inferiors Nobleness.

    Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that makes it.

    He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.

    Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is harmful.

    Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich.




    If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.


    While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

    Nor Eye in a letter, nor Hand in a purse, nor Ear in the secret of another




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


    They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.



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