Benjamin Franklin quotes

Born
January 17, 1706, Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British America.

Died
April 17, 179.

Occupation
President, politician.

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
– Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.
– Benjamin Franklin

One today is worth two tomorrows.
– Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
– Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
– Benjamin Franklin

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
– Benjamin Franklin

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
– Benjamin Franklin

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
– Benjamin Franklin

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
– Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
– Benjamin Franklin

He that sows thorns should never go barefoot.
– Benjamin Franklin

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
– Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
– Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
– Benjamin Franklin

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
– Benjamin Franklin

Mine is better than ours.
– Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not.
– Benjamin Franklin

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
– Benjamin Franklin

When in doubt, don’t.
– Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty is, there is my country.
– Benjamin Franklin

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
– Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
– Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
– Benjamin Franklin

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
– Benjamin Franklin

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

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
– Benjamin Franklin

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
– Benjamin Franklin

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
– Benjamin Franklin

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
– Benjamin Franklin

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
– Benjamin Franklin

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
– Benjamin Franklin

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
– Benjamin Franklin

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
– Benjamin Franklin

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
– Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
– Benjamin Franklin

He that can have patience can have what he will.
– Benjamin Franklin

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
– Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
– Benjamin Franklin