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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman. Below are his quotes chosen best for use.



Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. -Benjamin Franklin
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. -Benjamin Franklin
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. -Benjamin Franklin
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. -Benjamin Franklin
A penny saved is a penny earned. -Benjamin Franklin
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. -Benjamin Franklin
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. -Benjamin Franklin
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. -Benjamin Franklin
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. -Benjamin Franklin
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. -Benjamin Franklin
I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand. -Benjamin Franklin
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. -Benjamin Franklin
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. -Benjamin Franklin
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture. -Benjamin Franklin
Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. -Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin
The first mistake in public business is the going into it. -Benjamin Franklin
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. -Benjamin Franklin
There was never a good war, or a bad peace. -Benjamin Franklin

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