Benjamin Franklin Quotes and Sayings

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

"In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it."

Benjamin Franklin

"Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes."

Benjamin Franklin

"When the well is dry, they know the worth of water."

Benjamin Franklin

"A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent."

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"So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do."

Benjamin Franklin

"Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time."

Benjamin Franklin

"I have no private interest in the reception of my inventions by the world, having never made, nor proposed to make, the least profit by any of them."

Benjamin Franklin

"He that has not got a wife is not yet a complete man."

Benjamin Franklin

"Industry need not wish."

Benjamin Franklin

"My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church."

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"Games lubricate the body and the mind."

Benjamin Franklin

"I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first."

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"From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’ my first collection was of John Bunyan’s works in separate little volumes."

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"Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money."

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"Danger is sauce for prayers."

Benjamin Franklin

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

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"Beauty and folly are old companions."

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"The first mistake in public business is the going into it."

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"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting."

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"He that rises late must trot all day."

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"Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it."

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"Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities."

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"He that’s secure is not safe."

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"When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue."

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"A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."

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"The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it."

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"Our necessities never equal our wants."

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"Observe all men, thyself most."

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"Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others."

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"The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason."

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