BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Quotes

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Benjamin Franklin

He that blows the coals in quarrels he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face.

Benjamin Franklin

All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.

Benjamin Franklin

Let thy discontents be thy secrets.

Benjamin Franklin

Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.

Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse-shoe nail.

Benjamin Franklin

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.

Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

Benjamin Franklin

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Lying rides upon debts back.

Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.

Benjamin Franklin

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.

Benjamin Franklin

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.

Benjamin Franklin

Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.

Benjamin Franklin
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