Quotes by Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

American statesman and physicist

Lived from: 1706 - 1790

Category: Politics | Scientists Country: FlagUnited States

Born: 17 january 1706 Died: 17 april 1790

  • Don't judge men's wealth or godliness by their Sunday appearance.
  • Remember that credit is money.

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  • Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us. Its appetite grows keener by indulgence and all we can gratify it with at present serves but the more to inflame its insatiable desires.
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  • A small leak can sink a great ship
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  • A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
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  • Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
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  • Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
    Source: Poor Richards Almanack
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  • Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences.
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  • By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
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  • Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
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  • He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
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  • If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.
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  • Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
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  • All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
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  • An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
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  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
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  • Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
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  • Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
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  • Beware the hobby that eats.
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  • Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
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  • Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
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  • Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
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