Ben Franklin Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Ben Franklin quotes and Ben Franklin sayings, and Ben Franklin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Pride is as loud a beggar as want and a great deal more saucy."

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"One man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than everybody else."

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"Waste not, want not."

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"He that pays for work before it’s done, has but a pennyworth for two pence."

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"Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship."

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"Do not squander time for that is the stuff that life is made of."

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"When you taste honey, remember gall."

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"Paintings and fightings are best seen at a distance."

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"He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees."

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"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower still in changing."

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"By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable."

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"Don’t halloo until you’re out of the wood."

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"The good will of the governed will be starved if not fed by the good deeds of the governors."

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"He that cannot obey, cannot command."

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"Wise men learn by others’ harms; fools by their own."

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"What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the natures of things."

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"Presumption first blinds a man, then sets him a running."

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"Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong."

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"Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter."

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"Who has deceived thee as oft as thyself."

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"Many have quarreled about religion that never practised it."

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"An open foe may prove a curse but a pretended friend is worse."

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"You may delay but time will not."

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"E’er you remark another’s sin, bid your own conscience look within."

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"Observe all men; thyself most."

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"Industry pays debts, despair encreases them."

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"Glass, china and reputation are easily crack’d and never well mended."

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"A good spouse and health is a person’s best wealth."

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"Pay what you owe and what you’re worth you’ll know."

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"The sting of a reproach is the truth of it."

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