BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Quotes

Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.

Benjamin Franklin

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.

Benjamin Franklin

There's small Revenge in Words, but Words may be greatly revenged

Benjamin Franklin

How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.

Benjamin Franklin

Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.

Benjamin Franklin

Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

Benjamin Franklin

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.

Benjamin Franklin

A word to the wise is enough, and many words won't fill a bushel.

Benjamin Franklin

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

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.

Benjamin Franklin

Before Noah, men having only water to drink, could not find the truth. Accordingly they became abominably wicked, and they were justly exterminated by the water they loved to drink. This good man, Noah, having seen that all his contemporaries had perished by this unpleasant drink, took a dislike to it; and G-d, to relieve his dryness, created the vine and revealed to him the art of making wine. By the aid of this liquid, he revealed more and more truth.

Benjamin Franklin

None are deceived but they that confide.

Benjamin Franklin

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

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