Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quotes and Sayings

Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 - 1790)

If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. ~Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. ~Benjamin Franklin

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country." ~Benjamin Franklin

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

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. ~Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. ~Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain. ~Benjamin Franklin

To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. ~Benjamin Franklin

Drive thy business or it will drive thee. ~Benjamin Franklin

The first mistake in public business is the going into it. ~Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. ~Benjamin Franklin

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life. ~Benjamin Franklin

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. ~Benjamin Franklin

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. ~Benjamin Franklin

Fish and visitors smell in three days. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure. ~Benjamin Franklin

Wish not so much to live long as to live well. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin