BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Quotes

Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.

Benjamin Franklin

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.

Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

What has become clear to you since we last met?

Benjamin Franklin

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

Benjamin Franklin

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

An innocent Plowman is more worthy than a vicious Prince.

Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.

Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Benjamin Franklin

Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and this perhaps is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost.

Benjamin Franklin

Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

Benjamin Franklin
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