Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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

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

No longer virtuous no longer free; is a Maxim as true with regard to a private Person as a Common-wealth.

Benjamin Franklin

Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.

Benjamin Franklin

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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