Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin, Here you can read all the quotations by Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was “the First American”. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and a university.

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

1
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin
2
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin
3
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin
4
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin
5
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin
6
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin
7
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Benjamin Franklin
8
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Benjamin Franklin
9
Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin
10
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
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11
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin
12
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Benjamin Franklin
13
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Benjamin Franklin
14
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin
15
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Benjamin Franklin
16
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin
17
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
Benjamin Franklin
18
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin
19
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin
20
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.
Benjamin Franklin
21
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin
22
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin
23
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Benjamin Franklin
24
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin
25
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Benjamin Franklin
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