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Quotes By Benjamin Franklin


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Benjamin Franklin:

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Ignorance.

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: War.

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Alcohol.

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Ignorance.

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Attitude - Also attributed to Jonathan Swift.

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Thrift.

Buy what thou hast no Need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy Necessaries.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Debt.

Creditors have better memories than debtors.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Debt.

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Worry.

Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Taxes.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Excuses.

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Ignorance.

He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Doctor, Medical.

I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Gossip.

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Passion.

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Love.

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Dieting.

In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Humility, Jesus.

Lying rides upon debt's back.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Lies.

Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action: and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Vanity.

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 Quotes - Category: America, Death, Promises, Taxes.

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Vanity.

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Promises.

Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Idleness.

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes - Category: Idleness.

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